Hairy, or True, or Twin Flowered Solomon's Seal.

Polygonatum biflorum. Lily Family. Apr.- June.

Found in rich woods. A plant 1 - 3 feet high. New England to Florida, west to Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas and Texas.

Flowers

Greenish white, cylindrical, usually borne in pairs from the leaf angles. Berries blue-black.

Leaves

Finely hairy beneath, set alternately on stem.

Rootstalk jointed, marked with scars of previous years' growths.

Solomon's Seal.

Solomon's Seal.

Great Solomon's Seal

P. commutatum. Found in meadows and along river-banks. A plant 2 - 7 feet high, resembles preceding, but leaves smooth throughout, partly clasping and flowers are in clusters of 2 - 8.