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false Solomon's-seal

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Smilacina racemosa

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

Growing from the ground every spring, this three foot tall, graceful, arching perennial makes a grand show in mid spring with fragrant, tightly massed tiny flowers followed by redish berries. It prefers moist streambanks, meadows and clearings and looks best planted in large masses. In the fall, the leaves turn a tawny brown and gradually melt into the duff.

Keywords: birds, fire-resistant , fruit, perennial (non-woody), upright, white

Articles that mention this plant: Native plants for deep shade

Plans that use this plant:Dry, shady