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star-flowered false Solomon's-seal

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Star flowered false solomon's-seal
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Smilacina stellata

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Similar to its cousin Smilicina racemosa, this False Solomon's Seal has small star shaped flowers and white fruit instead of reddish. Its leaves are set at more of a right angle to the stalk. Again, best grown in masses near water.

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