The Starry false lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum stellatum) belongs to Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to North America. This herb grows in moist woods and streambanks, and it can reach 20-60 cm in height. The leaves are lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, and arranged in alternate, in two rows to spiraling. The very slender flower stalks are borne, and the creamy-white flowers having six tepals, bloom in May and June. The fruits are berries, greenish-yellow when young, becoming dark blue to reddish-black when mature.