This plant can be distinguished from Solomon's-plume by having larger but many fewer flowers.
- Synonyms: Smilacina stellata
- Family: butcher's broom (Ruscaceae)
- Habitat: moist clearings, dunes
- Height: 1-2 feet
- Flower size: 1/4 inch across
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: May to August
- Origin: native
The fruits develop dark stripes as they ripen. When fully ripe, they are solid dark purple.