False Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum) includes two subspecies which — between them — cover the North American continent. This post highlights subspecies racemosum which has the greatest range, as it can be found throughout eastern and mid-western regions.
After blooming, the plant develops its berries. The young greenish-yellow berries develop at the tip of the arching stem with its alternating leaves.
Watch this video to see close images of the flowers and berries, hear a discussion of the type of inflorescence (flower arrangement) grown by False solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum), and to view the plant’s zig-zag stem.