Botanical Name: Maianthemum stellatum formerly Smilacina stellata
Height: about 30 cm
Season of bloom: Late spring.
Growing Conditions: Sun to light shade. Moist sweet soil. Spreads widely by rhizomes.
Wildlife benefits: Fruit in autumn are eaten by woodland songbirds, including various woodland thrushes and the Veery.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. This species certainly occurs in the Ottawa Valley but the seeds for our current plants happened to be collected on a visit to the Bruce Peninsula.
Remarks: False Solomon’s Seal
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