Thursday, 23 June 2016

Solomon's Seal, the Plant Species

Solomon's seal
(n.) any plant of the genus Polygonatum, of the lily family, having a thick rootstock bearing seallike scars, greenish yellow flowers, and red or blue berries. Origin of Solomon's Seal: 1535-45

- Solomon's Seal,

Solomon's seal
(n) 1. (Non-Christian Religions / Judaism) another name for Star of David
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Plants) any of several liliaceous plants of the genus Polygonatum of N temperate regions, having greenish or yellow paired flowers, long narrow waxy leaves, and a thick underground stem with prominent leaf scars
[translation of Medieval Latin sigillum Solomonis, perhaps referring to the resemblance of the leaf scars to seals]

- Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged (2003)

Smooth Solomon's Seal
(Polygonatum biflorum)- Lily Family (Liliaceae)- Blooms April - June: Polygonatum biflorum, or Smooth Solomon's Seal, is commonly found in dry to moist wooded areas where the soil is rich. It is widespread in eastern North America and found throughout most of North Carolina. This perennial stands one to three feet high at maturity, producing small, white, bell-shaped flowers that hang from the leaf axils largely in pairs. Solomon's Seal blooms from April until June, giving way to bluish-black berries August through October.

- Solomon's Seal,

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