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Maianthemum racemosum subsp. amplexicaule


Maianthemum racemosum var. amplexicaule resembles Solomon's seal except the flowers are terminal and foamy followed by beautiful berries.

Maianthemum racemosum subsp. amplexicaule is a spectacular western North American native perennial with erect to somewhat arching stems with alternate, clasping, elliptic to ovate leaves and terminal inflorescences of foamy, pure white flowers followed by greenish yellow berries with reddish spots slowly filling in until the berries are all bright red. Resembles a Solomon's seal in habit with the difference being in the flowers. Formerly known as Smilacina racemosa.

Common Name: False Solomon's Seal


Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Deciduous woodlands and along shaded roadsides and forest edges.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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