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Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Solomon's Seal
Polygonatum biflorum

Solomon's Seal in flower
Solomon's Seal in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

White flowers in two's and three's dangling from the bottom of an arched stem; blue-black fruit follow the flowers.

Culture

Shade; consistently moist soils.

Notes

Found in moist woods. Spread by rhizomes to form colonies.