Smilacina racemosa

  • Smilacina racemosa  Solomon's plume
Solomon's plume

Rising from the ground in late winter these amply leafed stalks grow 2 feet tall topped by fluffy conical clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers in May followed by red berries, dormant by the end of summer. Part to heavy shade, needs water in the spring. Slowly spreading, a good addition to a natural woodland garden or riparian area. Bay Area native.