Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1114

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it . Depending on variety, it can be found in moist to dry forests and/or on roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, almost completely connate
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in drooping axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polygonatum biflorum +   FAMILY Ruscaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-10-002:
Polygonatum biflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polygonatum commutatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Solomon's Seal, Smooth Solomon's Seal