False Solomon’s Seal

False Solomon’s Seal

Smilacina Racemosa or Maianthemum Racemosum

This plant is also known as Solomon’s Plume.   It is most often found in moist, rich woodlands and woodland edges, but can tolerate full sun.  Its blooms will grow larger with more light. A cluster of star-shaped white flowers appear mid-late Spring and are pollinated by small bees and beetles.  Attractive red berries, sometimes striped brown or purple, will follow providing fall interest in your garden as well as food for some birds and small mammals who will help distribute the seed.



General Information:

Mature Height:  1 Foot
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  White
Fall Color:  Yellow

Soil Type:

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist


Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:




Pair With:

Columbine, Wild Leek, Wild Ginger, Jack-in-the-Pulpit