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 in Mountains

Look for it in moist forests, especially cove forests, but also in montane oak 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 (2/8/20):
Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-10-001:
Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

 

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


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image of Polygonatum pubescens, Hairy Solomon's Seal, Downy Solomon’s Seal

JK Marlow    jkm120421_187

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves pubescent on the veins beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Polygonatum pubescens, Hairy Solomon's Seal, Downy Solomon’s Seal

JK Marlow    jkm100730_237

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Berry blue-black, globose, 7-9mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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