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False Solomons Seal (Smilacina racemosa)
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Other common names: False Lily of the Valley
Family: Liliaceae (Lily)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to July
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.12 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 6 parts
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
More photos of this flower
- Canada Mayflower
Mayflower is much shorter than FSS. Also, the mayflower leave is deeply cleft and heart shaped, while FSS leave is rounded.
- Foam Flower
FSS has a smooth, egg-shaped leave, while foam flower has a more complex leaf shape.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.