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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Another unidentified woodland plant

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Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2001
6:35 PM

Post #4630

I went for a walk in the woods today and took lots of pictures. Can someone identify this plant for me.

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May 8, 2001
7:16 PM

Post #73392



United States
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2001
8:38 PM

Post #73414

Solomon's Seal
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2001
8:58 PM

Post #73421

Thanks for the help. After a little more investigation, I thought it was Solomon's Seal, thanks for confirming it.
Tilton, NH
(Zone 4a)

May 8, 2001
9:19 PM

Post #73427

Actually, it isn't Solomon's seal at all, but Smilacina racemosa, or false Solomon's seal. The difference is that Solomon's Seal's flowers hang down below the stalk, originating from the leaf axils.

Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2001
10:11 PM

Post #73437

Cedar's right on that - this grows in similar conditions, but tue Solomon's seal has a smooth stalk and twin flowers at each leaf axis.
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2001
11:34 PM

Post #73448

Cedar and Kathleen
Thanks for pointing out the difference between the two plants. The book I has didn't explain it as good as the two of you did.

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