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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Liliaceae
Family Common Name: Lily family
Scientific Name: Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link racemosum (L.) Link
Common Synonym: Smilacina racemosa (L.) Desf.
Common Name: Feathery false Solomon's-seal
Species Code: MAIRAC
General Distribution: M. racemosum ssp. racemosum is found within temperate deciduous and coniferuous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit morpho-physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold-warm-cold stratified and germinate at 5 C.
References: Barton, L. V. and Schroeder, E. M. (1941). Dormancy in seeds of Convallaria majalis L. and Smilacina racemosa. Contrib. Boyce Thompson Inst. 12, 277-300.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.18 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link racemosum (L.) Link plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 27 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.