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.
White, tiny, in clusters terminating plant stem. Berries first brown-spotted, finally red.
Alternate, with very short stems if any.
False Solomon's Seal.
S. stellata. Is a much smaller species.
White, larger and fewer than those of the preceding. Berries black, or green, with black stripes.