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STARRY FALSE SOLOMON-SEAL
A. A. Reznicek
Smilacina stellata of Michigan Flora.
Particularly characteristic of sand ridges, dunes, and shores (and neighboring thickets) near the Great Lakes, where the plants are stiffly erect with the leaves strongly ascending and somewhat folded or trough-like. In rich hardwoods, thickets along river banks, floodplains and deciduous swamps, coniferous swamps, and other shaded sites, plants are sometimes much like M. racemosum in aspect, with an arching stem and flat blades. This is the common habitat southward.
The tepals are whiter than the creamy color of M. racemosum, and the fruit is a larger berry, red or greenish with conspicuous dark bands often strikingly developed.