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Friday, April 20, 2012

False Solomon Seal, a lovely native wildflower now blooming in shady spots on the Mendonoma Coast

False Solomon Seal, Maianthemum racemosum,  began blooming this past week on the shady edges of our forest. "False" seems such a cruel description of this lovely wildflower.

 It actually is edible when very young but shouldn't be harvested unless found in abundance. It certain does not grow in abundance on our property so I'll just enjoy its beauty. It also has medicinal qualities that native peoples utilized, including use as a cough remedy.

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