Northern Bushcraft

False Solomon's-seal

  • berry is edible.
  • berry transitions from green to mottled/dark red.
  • berry was traditionally stored in cooled grease.
  • berry is high in vitamin C.
  • young shoots and green parts of young plants are edible, and best when cooked.
  • rhizome is edible when cooked.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include False solomon's-seal (Maianthemum racemosum) and Star-flowered false solomon's-seal (Maianthemum stellatum).
  • grows in thickets, forests, and moist open areas.
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