Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Polygonatum biflorum (Walter) Elliott image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Derek Anderson

Hugh H. Iltis

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul E. Berry

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel
Family Liliaceae
Polygonatum biflorum (Walter) Elliott
giant Solomon's-seal, king Solomon's-seal, smooth Solomon's-seal, Solomon's-seal
Polygonatum: Greek for "with many knees," probably in reference to knobby rootstock
biflorum: two-flowered
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to arching, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb
Flower: white to yellowish, 6-parted, 1/2"-2/3" long, tubular-shaped, stalked, petal-like tepals united; inflorescence usually small, stalked clusters hanging downward along the stem; blooms May-July
Fruit:1/4" blue berry
Leaf:stalkless, often clasping, paler below, hairless, oblong, alternate
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Convallaria biflora Walter, pro parte
Polygonatum biflorum (Walter) Elliot var. commutatum (Schult.f.) Morong
Polygonatum biflorum (Walter) Elliott var. melleum (Farw.) R.P.Ownbey
Polygonatum canaliculatum auct. non (Muhl. ex Willd.) Pursh
Polygonatum cobrense (Wooton & Standl.) R.R.Gates
Polygonatum commutatum (Schult.f.) A.Dietr.
Polygonatum commutatum (Schult.f.) A.Dietr. f. foliatum H.M.Clarke
Polygonatum giganteum A.Dietr.
Polygonatum melleum Farw.

         
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