False Spikenard: Solomon's Zig-zag. Smilacina racemosa.

Lily Family. May - June.

A plant 1 - 3 feet high. Found in moist woods and borders of woods. Nova Scotia to Georgia, westward Minnesota, Arizona and British Columbia.

Flowers

White, tiny, in clusters terminating plant stem. Berries first brown-spotted, finally red.

Leaves

Alternate, with very short stems if any.

False Solomon's Seal.

False Solomon's Seal.

Star-Flowered Solomon's Seal

S. stellata. Is a much smaller species.

Flowers

White, larger and fewer than those of the preceding. Berries black, or green, with black stripes.

Leaves

Partly clasping.