Polygonatum biflorum
(Smooth Solomon's Seal)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Smooth Solomon's Seal, King Solomon's Seal, Solomon's Seal
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - July
    Status: Native

Polygonatum biflorum, or Smooth Solomon's Seal, is native to the eastern and central United States. It grows in open woods, and woodland edges. The plant has two forms, one is relatively short, and the other can be quite tall at three to four feet.

There are only two species of Polygonatum in the US. They can be somewhat easily distinguished by their flowers, and leaves. Polygonatum biflorum has pale green flowers that are typically flared open, and the underside of its leaves are completely smooth. Polygonatum pubescens has green-yellow flowers and its leaves have fuzzy hairs on the underside.

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