Polygonatum biflorum
Solomon's Seal


A lot of sources talk about 'Solomon's Seal' being the Star-of-David shaped
stem scar on the rhizome, but if you ask me, it's right there in the flower...

almost open - 04/27/2005
more than twice as tall as last year.

as viewed from above

new growth emerging 03/04/20050
Another stem emerging 05/02/2005

Really, an odd arrangement for a plant - an alternating ladder of leaves along a
single stem that gently arches from the ground and then lays out horizontally for
nearly 24 inches. Blooms emerge from where the leaf joins the stem.

2006 - Three very robust stems emerged this spring! Seemed to really
like the cold winter that killed the tree fern next to it.