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Smilacina stellata

False Solomon's Seal

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Smilacina stellata (False Solomon's Seal)

Slender, gracefully arching plant that commonly grows in shady places, particularly under oaks. Flowers are in a raceme followed by white berries. A spring ephemeral, the plants become dormant in the summer when no rain fall occurs and dies to base to emerge again in the spring.

Additional Information:


Height
-10 Inches

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Spread
6-12 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Give full shade and regular water.

Good Companions
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), White Oak (Quercus alba)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC+

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High

Sun Exposure

Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map