False Solomon’s Seal, Smilacina racemosa or Maianthemum racemosum, is a wild edible and medicinal plant used by several tribe for many uses. The young shoots taste like asparagus and the plant was used as a fishing item. It was used medicinally for rheumatism, coughs, headaches and so much more.
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