False Solomon's Seal - Maianthemum racemosum by MotherNature
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These beautiful, perennial wildflowers (also called False Lily of the Valley) bloom at the same time to just a little later than the “real” Solomon’s Seal in our area. The leaves are so similar that the plants are often mistaken for each other. They flower quite differently, however, with False Solomon’s Seal blooming on a panicle at the end of the stem while the “real” Solomon’s Seal had green, bell-shaped individual blooms along the underside of the stem.

False Solomon’s Seal likes partial shade and rich soil, growing happily on the edges of wooded areas and on the shady sides of ravines. Once the flowers are gone, the marvelous, lush foliage give a beautiful backdrop for other plants. Their range is, approximately, the eastern half of North America.

This picture was taken October 11, 2013, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA. For more info you can visit:

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/pl...
and
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MARAR

Here are the flowers from May 2012


False Solomon's Seal – Maianthemum racemosum
by MotherNature

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhoto12 months ago

    Simple and beautiful.
    Bob

  • Thank you, Bob:>)

    – MotherNature

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder12 months ago

    A very good description and capture; do you have a pic of the flowers?

  • I put the flowers below the images of the item:>) I love the flowers, too:>) Thank you for the lovely comment, Kala.

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature12 months ago

    Thanks for the fave, buttonpresser:>)

  • lorilee
    lorilee12 months ago

    Congratulations!! Your WONDERFUL image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • This is a lovely surprise, Lorilee! Out son and daughter-in-law just left for home (11:30 PM) after our “Thanksgiving” dinner today – a perfect day and this is the perfect end:>) THANK YOU

    – MotherNature

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Foster12 months ago

    Lovely find and capture Carol!

  • You are lovely to visit and leave this wonderful comment, Sandra! Thank you very much:>)

    – MotherNature

  • PineSinger
    PineSinger12 months ago

    Great wildflower!

  • Thank you for this lovely comment:>)

    – MotherNature

  • vette
    vette12 months ago

    Beautiful image, your focus, clarity and presentation are exceptional. Nice work. Susan

  • You’re so nice to come by and leave this lovely comment, Susan! Many thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj12 months ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Thank you ever so much, Ana! I’m glad you liked it enough to give it a have:>)

    – MotherNature

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan12 months ago

    such a pretty flower and a makes a striking photo…love the contrasts!

  • You are lovely to visit and comment, Linda! Many thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

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