Apr. 11, 2017

Solomon's-seal, Polygonatum biflorum

Thank you, Anne, for the request. Solomon's-seal is a plant I've always included in my garden. The flowers aren't very showy, but the overall effect of the long arching stems and drooping flowers and berries makes an excellent accent. The name Solomon's-seal, from the shape of the past stem scars on the rhizome, adds a to the mystique. The tubers and young shoots were a food for Indians. Solomon's-seal grows mostly in woods in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH(E), NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, MB, ON, QC, and SK. Lenawee Co MI, 6/8/13