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Maianthemum stellatum

starry false Solomons seal

This spreading, rhizomatus woodland plant bears narrow, sleek leaves and delicate terminal spikes of white, star-shaped flowers. These are followed by a red-striped, edible berry, much appreciated by wildlife and a true visual pleasure. Best planted in rich, moist woodlands, where it will naturalize and form a broad mat.

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Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Attracts Songbirds
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


starry false Solomons seal - Maianthemum stellatum from Native Plant Trust
starry false Solomons seal - Maianthemum stellatum from Native Plant Trust
starry false Solomons seal - Maianthemum stellatum from Native Plant Trust