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Starry False Lily Of The Valley

( Maianthemum stellatum )

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Starry False Lily Of The Valley
Starry False Solomon's Seal
Starflower Solomon's Seal
Starry False Solomon's Seal
Asparagaceae
Maianthemum
Maianthemum stellatum
(Linnaeus) Link
BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, NL, YT, NT
Convallaria stellata
Smilicina liliacea
Smilicina sessilifolia
Smilicina stellata
Smilicina stellata var. crassa
Smilicina stellata var. sylvatica
Vagnera liliacea
Vagnera sessilifolia
Vagnera stellata
Characteristics

Wildflower

Deciduous

Partial Shade, Shade

Clay, Sand, Loam, Humus Enriched

Dry, Normal, Moist

Yes

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Taiga Plains, Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains, Boreal Plains, Prairies, Taiga Cordillera, Boreal Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Montane Cordillera, Hudson Plains

Woodland, Savannah, Forest Edge, Prairie/Meadow/Field, Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field, Riparian, Lakeshores

Pond Edge/Wetland Garden, Hedgerow/Thicket/Windbreak/Screening, Woodland
Design Considerations

5 cm

60 cm

May - Jun

White/Cream

Yes

Yes

Black|Green|Red








No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

Like onions, the fleshy roots were used to flavour other foods. Medicinally, the roots were chewed raw or used in syrups and teas to relieve coughs. They were also applied as poultices to burns and swellings. (Kershaw) This species adapts to a variety of sites and soils and increases rapidly. It can be used as ground cover. (Wildflower Centre, LBJ) Berries are distinctive being at first greenish-yellow striped with blue-purple and eventually, they turn dark blue to reddish black. (E-Flora BC)


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