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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 - 4 inches
Plant Spread: 1 -2 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red berries usually containing two seeds each
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Beetles

Hocking Hills OH, at Old Man's Cave ravine.

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Posted by mellielong (Lutz, Florida - Zone 9b) on Apr 10, 2015 3:35 PM

"How to Know the Wildflowers" (1922) by Mrs. William Starr Dana states that this plant is also commonly called "Wild Lily of the Valley". The author notes that in late summer the red berries are commonly found in close proximity to the fruit of shin-leaf and pipsissewa.

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