A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Star-Flowered Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina stellata)

Silver Falls State Park, OR, 5/2014.

Silver Falls State Park, OR, 5/2014.

Also called Star-Flowered False Solomon’s Seal, and Starry Solomon’s Plume.   Both this plant and racemosa are referred to as “false” due to another lily family member, Polygonatumwhich is similar, but not found in the Northwest.   It can be hard to tell the two northwest varieties apart, especially if not in bloom.    Stellata is generally a smaller plant with fewer flowers and a stalk that bends more between each alternating leaf,  much like Rosy Twisted Stalk. SONY DSC

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