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Maianthemum stellatum
star-flowered Solomon's-seal
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.

Habitat: Moist woods and streambanks to open, rocky hillsides.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial herbs from wide-spreading rhizomes, the erect flowering stems 2-6 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, sessile, flat to folded, oblong-lanceolate, pointed, 5-17 cm. long and 1.5-5 cm. broad, glabrous to pubescent at least on the lower side, heavily veined.

Flowers:

Flowers 5-20 in a raceme 3-6 cm. long, the rachis usually zig-zag; pedicels 5-20 mm. long; tepals 6, white, narrowly oblong, 4-7 mm. long, much longer than the 6 stamens; style 1 mm. long.

Fruits:

Fruit a berry, greenish-yellow becoming blackish.

Accepted Name:
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
Publication: Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 343. 1821. 1821.

Synonyms:
Convallaria stellata L.
Smilacina liliacea (Greene) Wynd
Smilacina sessilifolia Nutt. ex Baker
Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. [HC]
Unifolium liliaceum Greene
Unifolium sessilifolium (Nutt. ex Baker) Greene
Unifolium stellatum (L.) Greene
Vagnera liliacea (Greene) Rydb.
Vagnera sessilifolia (Nutt. ex Baker) Greene
Vagnera stellata (L.) Morong
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Maianthemum stellatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Maianthemum stellatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Maianthemum stellatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Maianthemum stellatum photos.

USDA Plants: Maianthemum stellatum information.

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