False Solomon’s-seal, also known as Solomon’s Plume, Treacleberry and Feathery False Lily of the Valley (Smilacina Racemosa [Maianthemum Racemosum]) is a perennial forb in the Asparagus Famiy (Asparagaceae). It’s native to North America. Blooms Apr-Jun and grows 2-3 ft. Commonly found in forests. Likes moist soils and partial shade/sun exposure.
False Solomon’s-Seal roots have strong laxative qualities. Young shoots can be simmered in water and eaten; Flavor is somewhat like asparagus. Not to be confused with False Hellebore [Corn Lily] (Veratrum Viride) which is highly toxic.