Solomon’s Plume – Native Plant of the Day 04/13/2017
Photo from April 20, 2016. Location: Chestnut Top Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
More photos / info at the Maianthemum racemosum detail page.
This will likely be my last status update on wildflowers at The Pocket this season. The overstory is filling out, and the leafy understory is blocking what sun makes it through the leaves on the trees, so the spring ephemeral season is drawing to a close. From a species count – this time I counted 39 species blooming – it seems to be active, but most of those are in definite decline. This would be a particularly good time to come if you want to catch some of those species in fruit. The massive display of Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes) is still on, but it and most other species are past their peak.
Starry False Solomon’s Seal, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/30/2012.) Scientific name is Maianthemum stellatum. Photo below was taken at Ponderosa State Park, in Valley County, ID on May 31, 2012. It is also known by the common names Starry False Lily of the Valley, Starflower False Solomon’s Seal, and Star-flowered Solomon’s Plume. Go to the Starry False Solomon’s Seal detail page for more information.
Native Plant of the Day 12/04/2010 (Photo from April, 2008. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA):
False Solomon Seal – for more photos / information go to the Maianthemum racemosum detail page