Maianthemum dilatatum is a beautiful native ground cover of heart-shaped leaves and spikes of starry white flowers.
Maianthemum dilatatum is a beautiful native rhizomatous perennial that forms a lush ground cover of shiny heart-shaped leaves topped with short spikes of starry white flowers in spring. The resultant berries are at first greenish or greenish yellow and slowly become increasingly speckled with red through the summer turning completely red by fall. Known as false or two-leaved Solomon's seal or false lily of the valley. Formerly known scientifically as Smilacina dilatata. Tolerant of deep shade, dry shade, and moist sites. Can spread vigorously in rich soils.
Common Name: False Solomon's Seal
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Moist to mesic temperate rainforests especially in coastal areas of Sitka spruce forests from northern California to Alaska. Also found from the Kamtchatka Peninsula into Japan and Korea.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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