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.
|Botanical Name||Polygonatum biflorum|
|Common Name||smooth Solomon’s seal|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||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)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Provides Food for Birds, Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||East Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate|