maianthemum racemosum

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solomon's seal

solomon's seal

Drooping, white-yellow-green elliptical oval flowers, hanging in pairs of 2 or 3. Large broad leaves alternating on stem. Young shoots can be boiled and eaten like asparagus. Root is edible after baking in hot sun or boiling in 3 changes of water. Tea made from dried root is used for wasting diseases like tuberculosis, and diabetes, indigestion, lung problems, sleep, rheumatism, laxative, hemorrhoids, bowel problems, arthritis and to slow heavy menstrual flow. Berries not edible.
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7 Rubus allegheniensis -- -- -- -- Potentilla simplex -- -- -- -- Smilacina racemosa -- -- -- -- Others 7.
5 Smilacina racemosa (false spikenard) * -- -- -- Smilax hispida (bristly greenbrier) * -- -- -- Smilax rotundifolia (common -- -- -- greenbrier) * Solanum carolinense (horsenettle) 2.
5 m in height, include Asclepias purpurascens (purple milkweed), Phryma leptostachya (lopseed), Porteranthus stipulatus (American ipecac or Indian physic), Ruellia strepens (wild petunia), Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal), and Verbesina helianthoides (yellow crownbeard).