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Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (Great solomon's seal)
Bruso, George H.

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum

Polygonatum biflorum (Walter) Elliott var. commutatum (Schult. & Schult. f.) Morong

Great Solomon's seal

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Convallaria biflora, Polygonatum canaliculatum, Polygonatum commutatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A much larger variety of Polygonatum biflorum, Great Solomons Seal (P. biflorum var. commutatum) has larger flowers, 2-10 per cluster, and may be 7 feet (2.1 m) tall.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: ON , SK

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum


Record Last Modified: 2012-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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