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Plant Details

Polygonatum biflorum

Solomon's Seal, Solomon's-seal

Scientific Name:

Polygonatum biflorum

Common Name:

Solomon's Seal, Solomon's-seal

Plant Family

Ruscaceae (Ruscus Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

6

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Apr - Jun

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Small Solomon’s-seal, Polygonatum biflorum var. biflorum: Moist to dry forests (Weakley 2015). Common throughout NC.
Large Solomon’s-seal, Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum: Moist forests, roadbanks (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Budding Plant

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near a creek, Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Plant

The same plant shown from above, behind, in a bed of Yellow-root.

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near a creek, Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant

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Tom Harville's garden, Raleigh
© Tom Harville

Blooms Close Up

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Tom Harville

Berries

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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