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Smilacina racemosa

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Species Name: Smilacina racemosa
Common Name: False Solomon's Seal

Stunning fragrant flowers, followed by marbled/striped red berries. Some summer water is best. Keep almost dry when dormant.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 10 - 18 inches high.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to: Hardy
Flower Season: Sprin to Summer
Flower Color: Cream White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range, Northwestern California to Alaska, Eastern North America.
Natural Habitat: Streambeds, open woodland. Elevation: below 2000 meters.



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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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