False Solomon’s seal (and a dozen other common names!) was formerly in Liliaceae, but is now in Asparagaceae. There are 2 subspecies of Maianthemum racemosum. The subspecies out in the mountainous forests of the western U.S. is amplexicaule. It reads like this: Maianthemum racemosum subsp. amplexicaule. Between the 2 subspecies this plant can be found all over North America…all over…and into northern Mexico. So wherever you are, search for this plant in rich damp soil in the under story of a forest.
Doesn’t “rich damp soil” sound glorious? It almost makes me want to create a forest garden with that kind of soil and shade at our place near the Ol’ Guajolote. Almost, cause I think I’ll simply enjoy seeing this common, but beautiful native in habitat.
The photos are mine.