Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Tim Kessenich
Family Liliaceae
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
little false Solomon's-seal, starflower Solomon's-seal, starry false Solomon's-seal
Maianthemum: from Maius for "May" and anthemon for "flower"
stellatum: starry
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems not branched below the flowers
Flower: white, 6-parted, 1/3" wide, starry; inflorescence with a few to several flowers in a narrow, 2" long, terminal, almost stalkless cluster (raceme); blooms May-June
Fruit:green and blackish-striped berry, ripens to dark red
Leaf:alternate, 6 or more, lance-like with pointed tips, clasping, undersides finely hairy
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods, sands, beaches; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Convallaria stellata L.
Smilacina liliacea (Greene) F.L.Wynd
Smilacina sessilifolia Nutt. ex Baker
Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf.
Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. crassa Vict.
Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. mollis Farw.
Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. sessilifolia (Nutt. ex Baker) G.Hend.
Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. sylvatica Vict. & J.Rousseau
Unifolium liliaceum Greene
Unifolium stellautum (L.) Greene
Vagnera liliacea (Greene) Rydb.
Vagnera sessilifolia (Nutt. ex Baker) Greene
Vagnera stellata (L.) Morong

         
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