- 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.