Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum biflorum, commonly known as Solomon’s seal, is a classic garden shade plant that gives garden beds an architectural component thanks to its arched stems. The stems are lined with small white bell-shaped flowers at the bottom in spring.

Solomon's Seal Flowers

These flowers then give way to bluish-black berries that are loved by wildlife. In addition, this plant’s spreading, clustered growth makes it an excellent ground cover for shady locations. Solomon’s Seal is a hardy perennial native to North America, Europe, and Asia.

Greenish Solomon's Seal Flowers

There are around 60 species[1] in this group of perennial grasses in the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family. Solomon’s Seal is an erect, domed that typically grows 1-3 feet tall on unbranched stems.

Polygonatum Biflorum

The small, greenish-yellow, bell-shaped flowers (typically in pairs) on short stems hang in spring from the leaf axils and below the arched stems.

Solomon's Seal Flowering Plant

The alternate leaves (up to 4 inches long) with showy parallel veins are smooth on both sides and turn a pretty yellow color in the fall.

Solomon's Seal Flowers

Suggested Reading: Flower Types and Names

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Key References
  • [1]“Polygonatum biflorum (King Solomon’s-seal): Go Botany”. Accessed June 25, 2022. Link.


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