Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa)
$6.95 – $9.95
Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
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.
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.
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