Commonly grows in shady places, under Oaks, in oak woodland/coastal sage scrub. Flowers are in a raceme followed by white berries. Goes dormant in the summer when no rain fall occurs and dies to base to emerge again in the spring. Spreads by rhizomes. One has grown in the ground under a cutting table for 15 years now. Give full shade and regular water. Satureja douglasii, Aquilegia, and ferns like the same spot.
Foliage of Smilacina stellata is deciduous.
Flower of Smilacina stellata has color white.
Communities for Smilacina stellata:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.