smooth Solomon’s seal
Polygonatum biflorum (smooth Solomon’s seal) is a spring flower that has clusters of small greenish-white tubular flowers hanging from the stalks and later produces small blue berries.
Native Americans consumed the starch-rich rhizomes of smooth Solomon’s seal as a “potato-like food” used to make soups and bread. The young shoots are also edible, raw or boiled for an asparagus-like food.
|smooth Solomon’s seal
|3 thru 8
|Part Shade to Full Shade
|Season(s) of interest
|spring, summer, fall, winter
|Height and Spread
|1-3ft x 1-1.5ft (30-90cm x 30-45cm)
|Provides Food for Birds, Attracts Pollinators,
|Native to Chicago Region.
|Location in Lurie Garden
|East Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate