Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Smilacina racemosa, False Solomon's Seal

Common Name: False Solomon's Seal

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Smilacina

Species: racemosa

Characteristics of Plant
A shade loving perennial that can take part sun. It is a native plant in some areas that blooms plumes of white flowers usually between the months of May through June.

This clump forming plant reproduces by rhizomes that will travel slowly under ground. It is not an invasive sort of plant though. The blooms when finished, produce yellow/green berries that turn red and become attract food for several types of birds.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Reproduces By
Rhizomes

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Deer

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"Smilacina racemose 'False Solomon's Seal'"
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