Hairy Solomon's Seal Polygonatum pubescens
Lily Liliaceae family

Leaves are broadly lance-shaped, opposite, sessile, and smooth, with prominent veins running parellel to the mid vein. There are hairs along the veins underneath the leaves that are detectable with a hand lens.

Flowers are yellowish-green and dangle from the axils, under the leaves, in pairs. The flowers are 1/2 - 2/3" long.

Berries are blue-black.

Form/habitat:Solomon's Seal grows 1-3' high, and is fairly common in wooded areas in this region.

Be careful not to confuse this with false or zig-zag solomon's seal, which has a white flower growing in a raceme at the top of the stem.

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