Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

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

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Smilacina?

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Solomon's Seal

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the help. After a little more investigation, I thought it was Solomon's Seal, thanks for confirming it.
Kathy

Tilton, NH(Zone 4a)

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.

Cedar

Panama, NY(Zone 5a)

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)

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.
Kathy

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