Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3181

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
3-merous
6 tepals
Flowers in a simple raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red at maturity (variously mottled when immature)
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Maianthemum stellatum   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Maianthemum stellatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Smilacina stellata

 

COMMON NAME:
Starry Solomon's Seal, Starry Solomon's Plume, Starflower


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image of Maianthemum stellatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vast4_001_lvd

        

image of Maianthemum stellatum

JK Marlow    jkm130527_472

May        MT

image of Maianthemum stellatum

JK Marlow    jkm130530_014b

May        MT

Flowers in a simple raceme; perianth segments 6, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Maianthemum stellatum

JK Marlow    jkm130530_015

May        MT

Leaves 6 or more, per Weakley's Flora.