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Polygonatum biflorum /Small Solomon Seal

Polygonatum biflorum   / Polygonatum biflorum
Green leaves with white margins
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Green leaves with white margins

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Scientific Name: Polygonatum biflorum
Common Name: Small Solomon Seal
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Blue, Black
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Usually grows in a mound to 1-3' tall on unbranched stems. Small, bell-shaped, greenish yellow flowers appear in spring from underneath the arching stems. The flowers are followed by blue-black berries in autumn. Their fleshy rhizomes were eaten by early settlers much in the same way as potatoes.