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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, Giant 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.


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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
Native Distribution: Ontario and Saskatchewan south through much of eastern North America as far west as Wyoming and the Dakotas and south to Nuevo Leon in northeastern Mexico

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

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

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