Maianthemum stellatum (Smilacina stellata)
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 8-24 inches
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: April – June
Suggested Uses: Like the False Solomon’s Seal, Starry Solomon’s Plume is lovely woodland ground cover. In the spring, delicate starry flowers bloom at the end of a leaf stalk. It is a great plant for woodland settings and is very suitable for shady shoreline restoration projects!
Native Range: Native throughout most of the U.S. except the South.
Pollinators: Small bees and flies.
Flowers: The 6 petaled flowers grow in a long cluster at the center of the v-shaped leaves.
Leaves: The alternate leaves clasp the zig-zag stem.
Other Names: Star False Solomon’s Seal, Starry False Lily of the Valley
More information: USDA plant profile