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Smilacina racemosa

False Solomon's Seal

Family Liliaceae


Use
Salad, Cooked, Raw. The young leaves can be added to salads or boiled. The berries can be eaten. Roots can be eaten if soaked in lye and parboiled.



Description

Growth Form: Small herbaceous plant with one stem.

Leaves: Parallel- veined leaves. Arranged alternately on a single stem.

 

False Solomon's Seal (Emily Silver, Concord MA)
Berries


False Solomon's Seal (Emily Silver, Concord MA) Whole Plant


Flowers:
Cream-white flowers. Grow at the end of the stem in a cluster.

Fruits: Small white at first, but turns red when ripe. Replace flowers at end of stem.



Habitat and Range

Woods, clearings, river-banks. Southern Canada to uplands of Tennessee.

Season

Early Spring.

 

False Solomon's Seal (Emily Silver, Concord MA)Whole Plant

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