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Polygonatum pubescens

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Common Name:  Hairy Solomon’s Seal, Small Solomon’s Seal

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers humusy soil but tolerant of a wide range of soils including clay, moderately acid to near neutral pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms in spring, yellow/green flowers, spreads slowly by rhizomes.

Germination Code: L,F

Native Region: Eastern half of Tennessee

Similar in appearance to Solomon’s Seal except there are minute hairs along the veins of the underside of the leaves.  Has yellow berries.  Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.

Hairy Solomon’s Seal, Small Solomon’s Seal - Polygonatum pubescens 3
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Hairy Solomon’s Seal, Small Solomon’s Seal - Polygonatum pubescens
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/