Tuesday, May 23, 2006

False Solomon Seal

Maianthemum racemosa - False Solomon SealTo the left is an image of a Maianthemum racemosa (False Solomon Seal) that was growing in Neff Canyon. It used to be called a Smilacina racemosa. A Google Search on "Smilacina racemosa" turns up 64,000 hits, a search on "Maianthemum racemosum" returns 51,000.

We are a silly species. People by the tens of thousands are taking images of native flowers and posting them online.

While it would be fun to start on online plant identification program, I doubt that such an effort would contribute anything in such a crowded field.

This would be a good plant to grow in a native (Mountain West) plant garden.

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