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Connecticut Plants
Smooth Solomon's-seal (Great Solomon's-seal)
Polygonatum biflorum (Walt.) Ell.

This species was formerly divided into two species: smooth Solomon's-seal and great Solomon's-seal (Polygonatum canaliculatum). Great Solomon's seal is the larger form; it is shown in the upper photo here. Another plant, hairy Solomon's seal looks very similar, but its leaves are slightly fuzzy on the underside.

  • Family: butcher's broom (Ruscaceae)
  • Habitat: woods
  • Height: 1-6 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch long
  • Flower color: yellow-green
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Polygonatum biflorum (Walt.) Ell.
Polygonatum biflorum (Walt.) Ell.