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Polygonatum pubescens (Willd.) Pursh
Hairy Solomon's seal
Synonym(s): Convallaria pubescens
USDA Symbol: POPU4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Hairy Solomons Seal (Polygonatum pubescens) is distinguished by minute hairs along veins on undersides of leaves.
Hairy Solomonís Seal is a member of the lily family (family Liliaceae). Lilies are mostly perennial herbs from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, some rather woody and treelike, and often showy flowers in racemes or branched racemes.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WV Canada: NB
, ON Native Habitat:
dry to moist woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies
Use Food: EDIBLE PARTS / PREPARATION: Young shoots can be boiled for 10 minutes and served like asparagus. Whole shoots can be cut up and put into salads. The rootstocks can be added to stew or boiled for 20 minutes and eaten like potatoes. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: Berries. Only low toxicity if ingested. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea. Toxic Principle: Anthraquinone.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACU |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff