My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The changes I experienced moving from the Historic South to a college in Northern New England were not the only changes I experienced in the first-year Pathway seminar.”
Xanthe Hilton,
History Society & Culture

Zig Zag Solomon or False Solomon's Seal Smilacina racemosa
Lily Liliaceae family

Leaves are smooth, oblong, 3-6" long, with prominent veins running parallel to the mid-vein. The stem arches, and zig-zags (hence the name).


The flower is a creamy-white cluster at the end of the stem, in a raceme that is pyramidically shaped. Flowers of true Solomon's Seals hang down under the stem, not form at the end of the stem.

Fruit is a speckled, brownish-green berry, turning dull red.

Form/Habitat:False Solomon's Seal is common along roadside banks and woods. 1-3' high. Blooms in May.

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