Smilacina racemosa (L.) Desf.
FamilyLiliaceae — APG family: Asparagaceae
SynonymsConvallaria racemosa L.
DescriptionRootstock stout, fleshy; stem pubescent above, slightly zigzag; leaves pubescent beneath; inflorescence a many-flowered panicle, with pilose rachis; flowers short- pedicelled; perianth segments pubescent, shorter than stamens.
EcologyShaded woods. Described from Virginia and Canada.
Alaskan specimens, which belong to var. amplexicaulis (Nutt.) S. Wats. (8. amplexicaulis Nutt.), have leaves with dilated, clasping petioles. Circumpolar map indicates range of entire species complex.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.