Polygonatum biflorum

A brief entry written by Claire today:

Thank you to BlueRidgeKitties@Flickr for sharing some images of Polygonatum biflorum via the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool (original 1 taken in mid-May and original 2 photographed in mid-July).

Smooth Solomon’s seal is native to eastern North America, where it tends to grow in rich-soiled woods and thickets. The young shoots and roots can be boiled and eaten, but don’t eat the berries as they are known to be poisonous!

More photographs are available via the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Native Plants Database: Polygonatum biflorum.

Polygonatum biflorum
Polygonatum biflorum

4 responses to “Polygonatum biflorum”

  1. Marilyn Brown

    Thank you for these lovely photos — especially the berries lolling in the shade of their brilliant leaves.

  2. swampr0se

    These are wonderfully close. Thank you for a new view of an old friend.

  3. elizabeth a airhart

    the natives used just about every part of this plant
    the storey of solomons seal is interesting tis fun to read how
    folk names came into our world thank you
    if you wake up at night and think you hear music tis the little folk
    with thier mallets playing tunes on all those lovely little flower bells

  4. Niña Klinck

    I also love this plant for it’s fragrance.

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