Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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False solomon’s seal

Maianthemum racemosum subsp. amplexicaule

About This Species

Zone 3a BC Native

Grow me instead of Japanese knotweed, Himalayan knotweed, Bohemian knotweed, Giant knotweed

False Solomon’s seal is known for elegant foliage. It is a native herbaceous forest understory perennial with arching stems and glossy bright green leaves with conspicuous venation. Small white flowers present in clusters at the end of the leaflets in early spring are very fragrant and followed by mottled red-and-green to red berries in mid to late summer. Just like False Lily of the Valley, False Solomon’s Seal requires moist, nutrient-rich soils, and a shady spot to thrive.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions