Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
Synonym: Smilacina stellata
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Maianthemum stellatum flowers A. A. Reznicek flowers

Smilacina stellata of Michigan Flora.

Particularly characteristic of sand ridges, dunes, and shores (and neighboring thickets) near the Great Lakes, where the plants are stiffly erect with the leaves strongly ascending and somewhat folded or trough-like. In rich hardwoods, thickets along river banks, floodplains and deciduous swamps, coniferous swamps, and other shaded sites, plants are sometimes much like M. racemosum in aspect, with an arching stem and flat blades. This is the common habitat southward. 

The tepals are whiter than the creamy color of M. racemosum, and the fruit is a larger berry, red or greenish with conspicuous dark bands often strikingly developed.


Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
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Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
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    Including Drummond Island
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    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
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    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 4, 2022.