Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa)

Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa)


Solomons Plume Category:


Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full-Shade
Height: 16″-32″
Color: White
Blooms: April-June
Flowers: The flowers have 6 sepals and 6 stamens. The anthers are pale yellow and the ovary is superior.
Leaves: The oblong leaves alternate along the branch and have 3-5 main veins.

Suggested Uses:

This is a very nice ground cover for the woodland garden or shoreline restoration. It’s rhizhomatous root system makes it a  good choice for soil stabilization or erosion control.


Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses: This plant was used as a treatment for ailments from constipation to insanity.
Name: The plants die back to the ground each year and leave a small scar on the rootstock. This scar is similar to Solomon’s seal.
Other Names: False Spikenard

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs