This is a smaller species than the last, 1 foot high, growing under similar conditions. The flowers, in a terminal, simple raceme, are larger than the last, and fewer, each with a distinct pedicel. Most of the leaves clasp the stem, without petioles. Flowers appear about the middle of May, and the berries in September are a purplish black or green with Mack stripes
Both of these plants grow from a creeping root stock, like the true Solomon's Seal, and they are among our interesting friends of the woods. New England to Virginia and Kentucky. Often found growing with the preceding.