Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Polygonatum pubescens (Willd.) Pursh image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Kenneth J. Sytsma
Family Liliaceae
Polygonatum pubescens (Willd.) Pursh
downy Solomon's-seal, hairy Solomon's-seal
Polygonatum: Greek for "with many knees," probably in reference to knobby rootstock
pubescens: with soft, downy hair
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to arching, perennial, 20"-36" tall forb; stems zigzagging
Flower: white to yellowish, 6-parted, 3/8"-1/2" long, tubular-shaped, stalked, petal-like tepals united; inflorescence small, stalked clusters hanging downward along the stem; blooms May-July
Fruit:blue berry
Leaf:short-stalked, oblong, alternate, smaller veins on the underside hairy
Habitat: shade; moist; woods, thickets
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Convallaria pubescens Willd.

         
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