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Large false Solomon’s seal

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Large false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
Maianthemum racemosum
  • Maianthemum racemosum
  • Maianthemum racemosum
  • Maianthemum racemosum



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. The plant can be recognized notably by its zigzag stem and its large leaves with well-marked veins. Small white flowers in terminal clusters are produced at the end of spring. Those are followed by red-marbled golden-beige berries that turn completely red when mature.

Height: 30 to 90 cm
Width: 30 cm
Blooms: white, May to June
Fruiting: red, end of summer to fall
Attraction for wildlife: attracts birds

Common name

Large false Solomon’s seal

Latin name (genus)

Maianthemum racemosum

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Asparagaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade, shade
Soil type: fresh, well-drained, rich


  • Zone 2

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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