False Solomon's Seal, Maianthemum racemosum (formerly Smilacina racemosa)
Liliaceae or Lily Family

Plant   Plant

Distinctive, arching stem with leaves spreading to either side.  Small white flowers in a cluster at the end of the stem.  Blooms mid to late spring.  Fruit a red- speckled berry in the fall.

Attractive plant of shady woods.  Common in the woods on the western slope of the park. 

Can be confused with the smooth Solomon's seal when it has only leaves, but smooth Solomon's seals has flowers and fruits that dangle below the stem between the leaves.

Flowers and buds


Fruits Plant in fruit Fruits close up