|Scientific Name||Maianthemum stellatum (Smilacina stellata)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MAST4|
|Common Name||Starry Solomon's Seal, Starry False Lily of the Valley||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503565|
|Family||Asparagaceae (Asparagus) (formerly Ruscaceae)||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (4500 to 12500 ft.); moist woods, open meadows, along streams, shorelines.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 2 feet tall (usually less), single leafy stem.
Leaves: Stem leaves up to 6 inches long, alternate, somewhat clasping, stalkless, lanceolate, often folded.
Inflorescence: Clusters of small flowers in terminal racemes 3/4 to 2 inches long; each flower about 1/3-inch across with 6 white tepals and 6 stamens.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County