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Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
starry false lily of the valley

General Information
Symbol: MAST4
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Other Common Names: little false Solomon's-seal
star false Solomon's-seal
star-flower Solomon's-seal
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
VASE5 Vagnera sessilifolia (Nutt. ex Baker) Greene
SMSTM Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. mollis Farw.
SMLI Smilacina liliacea (Greene) Wynd
SMSTS2 Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. sylvatica Vict. & J. Rousseau
VALI2 Vagnera liliacea (Greene) Rydb.
SMST Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf.
VAST4 Vagnera stellata (L.) Morong
COST12 Convallaria stellata L.
SMSE Smilacina sessilifolia Nutt. ex Baker
SMSTC Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. crassa Vict.
SMSTS Smilacina stellata (L.) Desf. var. sessilifolia (Nutt. ex Baker) G. Hend.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Maianthemum F.H. Wigg. – mayflower
Species Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link – starry false lily of the valley

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
starry false solomon-seal
Smilacina stellata
star-flowered false Solomon's-seal
Smilacina stellata
starflower false solomon's-seal

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover