Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1116

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia, North Carolina, & possibly South Carolina
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, esp cove forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

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 pubescens   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-10-001:
Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polygonatum biflorum

 

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