True Solomon’s Seal (the variety used for its restorative qualities) is native to most of the eastern and mid-western United States. All information, photographs and web content contained in this website is Copyright © EdibleWildFood.com 2020. False Solomon’s seal produces creamy white flowers in fluffy clusters at the ends of the stems in spring. This site is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This page was last updated on Solomon’s seal spreads very slowly so you will not have to divide your plants very often. False Solomon’s seal grows in clonal clumps that arise from extensive, subterranean rhizomes. White-tail deer occasionally will browse false Solomon’s seal, but few other herbivores are known to consume it. The central stem is stout, smooth, and zigzags slightly. The leaves of false Solomon’s seal are edible but relatively unpalatable. Solomon’s Plume (Maianthemum racemosum) is a tasty native edible berry that’s common, easy to spot, and abundant all across the US, Canada, and into Mexico. However, the new botanists have changed the generic name to Maianthemum that comes from two Greek words of: "Maios" = May & "anthemon" = blossom. The stalks very short; in branched, egg or pyramid-shaped terminal cluster, strongly perfumed and showy when plants grow in clusters. False Solomon’s seal is also frequently planted as an ornamental in perennial flower gardens. The stem is erect and bare about half way up its length, and then it has large pale green leaves that alternate. After flowering, small, pea-size berries develop that turn ruby red in late summer. This herbaceous perennial plant is unbranched and grows to about knee-high. They may be found growing in the same areas. The infusion of 1 OZ. Flowers occur in a plume-like cluster of minute florets and transform into a “bunch” of ruby red berries (although they do not all ripen at the same time). // End -->.