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Smooth Solomon's-seal (Great Solomon's-seal)
Polygonatum biflorum

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: Lily (Liliaceae)
• 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

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.