Authentic Wisconsin.  False Solomon's Seal


Starry False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 20, 2020.

Above: Starry False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/20/20).


False Solomon's Seal - Maianthemum racemosum

Starry False Solomon's Seal - Maianthemum stellatum (lily family)

False Solomon's Seal is a common, widespread plant known from every US state except Hawaii, and from every Canadian province and territory except Nunavut.

False Solomon's Seal has a plume-like cluster 3 to 5 inches long and about 2 inches across of up to 80 star-shaped flowers.

Starry False Solomon's Seal has a spike-like raceme* 1 to 4 inches long with up to 20 stalked white flowers.
* A raceme is an unbranched, indeterminate type of inflorescence bearing pedicellate flowers along its axis.

Other names for False Solomon's Seal include: treacleberry, feathery false lily of the valley, false Solomon's seal, Solomon's plume or false spikenard

Other names for Starry False Solomon's Seal include: star-flowered, starry, or little false Solomon's seal, or simply false Solomon's seal; star-flowered lily-of-the-valley or starry false lily of the valley.

Starry False Solomon's Seal near Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 25, 2019.

Above: Starry False Solomon's Seal near Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 25, 2019.


For more information on False Solomon's Seal, visit Wikipedia.

For more information on Starry False Solomon's Seal, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about False Solomon's Seal.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Starry False Solomon's Seal.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Master Gardener Program website page about False Solomon's Seal.


Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna  on May 12, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 12 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 12 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna  on May 12, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 13 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 16, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 16, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 16, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 16, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 16, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 18, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 18, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 16, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 20, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 20, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 19, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 20, 2020.
Starry False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 24, 2020.
False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 19, 2020.
False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 20, 2020.
False Solomon's Seal in Oak Savanna on May 24, 2020.

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False Solomon's Seal
Maianthemum racemosum

Starry False Solomon's Seal
Maianthemum stellatum


Starry False Solomon's Seal near Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2019.


Above: Starry False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/26/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 28, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/28/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 29, 2019.

False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on May 29, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/28/19)


Starry False Solomon's Seal near Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 31, 2019.


Above: Starry False Solomon's Seal near Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/31/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/1/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 2, 2019.

False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 2, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/2/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/3/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/4/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.

False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/5/19)


False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/6/19)
False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2020.


Above: False Solomon's Seal in the UW Arboretum Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/4/20)


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