|Scientific Name||Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule (Smilacina racemosa)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MARAA|
|Common Name||Western Solomon's Seal, Feathery False Lily of the Valley||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||524296|
|Family||Asparagaceae (Asparagus) (formerly Ruscaceae)||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 10500 ft.); moist shady areas in open woodlands and along streambanks.
Plant: Perennial with erect stems 12 to 36 inches tall.
Leaves: Seven to 12 stem leaves 2 to 8 inches long, alternate, clasping or sessile, stalkless, or short-stalked; oblong-elliptic to ovate shape.
Inflorescence: Branched, oval- or pyramid-shaped, terminal panicle of many (70 to 250), spreading, short-stalked white flowers, 2 to 5 inches long; each flower less than 1/3-inch across with 6 white tepals and 6 stamens longer/wider than tepals.
Bloom Period: May to July.
Fruit: Berries initially green becoming red, spherical or 3-lobed, less than 1/4-inch across. References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and e-Flora BC.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County