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Connecticut Plants
Starry Solomon's-plume (Starry False Solomon's-seal)
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link

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
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link

The fruits develop dark stripes as they ripen. When fully ripe, they are solid dark purple.

Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link