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Smilacina racemosa

Common Name(s)
False Solomon's seal
Flowering Time
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Berries turn from mottled red to completely red
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
Late August to early September

Experimental seed addition in a small field study resulted in establishment in 21-38% of plots after three years (Brudvig et al. 2011) (seeds were sown fresh).

Mature transplants added to a woodland degraded by cattle grazing in Wisconin were "healthy" in the six years that the plants were monitored, and with low mortality; the authors did not report whether they reproduced (Ellarson and Craven 1982).

Has low seed output; elongated thick fleshy rootstock (Runkel and Bull 2009).

Seed Cleaning
Remove pulp from seed
Intolerant of dry storage (Cullina 2000)
Restoration Potential
Medium to Low