PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME:  Solomonís Seal

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Polygonatum pubescens / Asparagaceae or Convallariaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Hairy Solomonís Seal

CONDITIONS: partial shade, moist soil
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

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COOK

Spring

Leaves

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COOK

Spring

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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COOK

Fall

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT/CAUTION: This species is wild in the Eastern U.S., shoots & young leaves edible before flowering, use as asparagus substitute (1) CAUTION:  Do not eat berries or seeds. Some members of this genus have poisonous fruits and seeds.(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Haemostatic;  Ophthalmic. (1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

        False Solomonís Seal, see: http://identifythatplant.com/false-and-true-solomons-seal

        Lilly of the Valley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_of_the_valley

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  False Hellebore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veratrum

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Polygonatum+pubescens
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonatum
  3. https://plighttofreedom.com/?s=solomon%27s+seal  
  4. http://www.solomonsseal.net/abouttheplant.html