Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum FAMILY Ruscaceae
PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum FAMILY Liliaceae
VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-06-001:
Smilacina racemosa FAMILY Liliaceae
False Solomon's Seal, Eastern Solomon's Plume
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April Walker County GA
The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain
Leaf veins are more deeply impressed than those of Polygonatum. Patrick McMillan
COMPARE Solomon's Plume, Solomon's Seal, Twisted Stalk, and two Bellworts
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April Pickens County SC
On the left Solomon's Seal; on the right, False Solomon's Seal.
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May Sevier County TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Numerous flowers in a dense terminal panicle 2-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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May Polk County NC
False Solomon's Seal in the upper half of the pic; "real" in the lower half
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May Henderson County NC
Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District
The stem is conspicuously angled in a zigzag fashion, per Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition.
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August Greenville County SC
Just before maturity the berry is green finely dotted with red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.