Polygonatum biflorum


Common Names: Smooth Solomon's-seal, great Solomon's-seal
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Solomon's seals


Unbranched leaf stalks of one to several feet in length, with simple, alternate leaves and parallel veins. In May, clusters of small white-green flowers droop from the stalks and later produce small blue berries.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Green
 
Edible Notes: Historically, the Native Americans consumed the starch-rich rhizomes of smooth Solomon's-seal as a “potato-like food” used to make breads and soups. The young shoots are also edible, raw or boiled for an asparagus-like food.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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