Smilacina racemosa (L.) Desf.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Smilacina racemosa (L.) Desf.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem usually curved-ascending, 4–8 dm, finely hairy; lvs spreading horizontally in 2 ranks, elliptic, 7–15 × 2–7 cm, obtuse or rounded at base, short-acuminate, finely hairy beneath; panicle pedunculate or rarely sessile, 3–15 cm; fls very numerous, short-pediceled, 2–5 mm wide; fr red, dotted with purple; 2n=36, 72, 144. Rich woods; N.S. to B.C., s. to Ga. and Ariz. May, June. (Maianthemum r.; Vagnera r.)