Calflora
Taxon  Report   10096    
Maianthemum racemosum  (L.) Link
Feathery false lily of the valley
Maianthemum racemosum
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Maianthemum racemosum
© 2018 Matt Berger
Maianthemum racemosum
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Maianthemum racemosum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Maianthemum racemosum
© 2018 Tina Curiel
Family: RUSCACEAE  
Genus: Maianthemum
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. amplexicaule
ICPN: Smilacina racemosa
More information about  Maianthemum racemosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MARA7)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).