Maianthemum racemosa

False Solomon’s Seal

or Solomon’s plume

Names and Myths

Maianthemum May flower

racemosa racemose

Natural history / Folklore

Called false since it did not have the magical/medicinal powers of Solomon’s seal. Young shoots have been collected and cooked like asparagus6 Red-speckled fruits provide food for birds. The berries are edible, but in large amounts a laxative.29


May – June Terminal cluster of white 6 petaled star-shaped flowers, leaves similar to Solomon’s Seal but stem zigzags from leaf to leaf. Wooded slopes

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