Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum pubescens)

Polygonatum pubescens

These charming little green bells are usually invisible from human level; you have to get down to plant level and gently lift up the leaves, and there they are.

Solomon’s Seal
Photographed April 30 with a Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6.

The leaves seem to provide an ideal lurking place for tiny spiders. The pictures above were taken in the Kane Woods Nature Area in Scott Township; the one below was taken in Fox Chapel.

Polygonatum pubescens
Photographed April 29.

For a description of the species, see the Polygonatum pubescens reference page. Note that there are two very similar species of Polygonatum in our area, treated by some botanists as indistinguishable; if any botanically inclined readers believe that these plants are P. biflora rather than P. pubescens, corrections are always welcome.


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