Smilacina racemosa Liliaceae
False Solomon's Seal smy-lass-EE-na ra-say-MO-sa
- Herbaceous perennial, 2-3 ft (60-90 cm). Leaves alternate, 10-15 per arching branch, narrow (lanceolate), pointed, 13-25 cm long. Flowers, small (4 mm wide), creamy white, hundreds are borne in terminal clusters, very fragrant. Fruit red, purple-spotted berries (favorite food of small animals).
- Part shade to shade, fairly drought tolerant. Excellent for naturalizing.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Common in shaded woods from British Columbia to California, east to Rockies.
- racemosa with flowers in racemes (a type of flower cluster)
- Corvallis: near drive at 136 30th St.