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Scientific Name: Polygonatum biflorum
Pronunciation: poll-ee-GON-uh-tum bih-FLORE-um
Common Name: Solomon's seal
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stems arching; leaves alternate, parallel veined, smooth; flowers greenish yellow (usually in pairs), small, tubular to bell-shaped, 6 tepals; fruit blue-black berries.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Canada - central, Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Solomon's seal
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse, Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Green
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, (edible)

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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