Smooth Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum biflorum
Liliaceae or Lily Family

Plant Leaves

Distinctive, arching stem with leaves spreading to either side.  Small white bell-like flowers with green stripes hang in clusters of 2-4 along the stem.  Blooms mid to late spring.  Fruit a dark blue berry in the fall.

Attractive plant of shady woods.  Common in the woods on the western slope of the park. 

Can be confused with false Solomon's seal and great Solomon's seal when it has only leaves.  False Solomon's seal has paired leaves, and flowers in a cluster at the end of the stem. 


Flowers close up


Fruits from below