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Solomon's Seal: Polygonatum commutatum



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bumblebee flying to solomon's seal flowers

Family: Convallariaceae

Above: female flowers, Below: two mature trees in bloom Use: beds, borders, woodlands, meadows
stand of solomon's seal

Plant: arching perennial to 6'

Origin: Eastern North American woodlands and savannas

: 4 - 9

: greenish white bells dangling from leaf axils. Dark blue berries are formed in late summer.

Foliage: shiny, simple leaves with prominent parallel veins

: sunny location in moist soil for best growth. Tolerates part shade and heavy soil. Named for scars on rhizomes that resemble King Solomon's seal. 2007, Last Updated June 5, 2007