Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 1-4 feet
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested Uses: Solomon’s Seal is native to woodlands and a great addition to woodland gardens. The foliage is nice and beautiful double blue berries that hang from the axils of the leaves. An excellent plant for wooded shoreline! Grows well under evergreens. Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Small, native bees. Birds eat the fruit.
Flowers: The bell-like 6-lobed flowers are 1/2″-2/3″ long with 6 stamens. They hang down from the leaf axils. (Where the leaves attach to the stem.)
Leaves: The leaves are 2″-6″ long. They are smooth on both sides, stalkless, lance to ovate shaped, and parallel veined.
Food Uses: The young shoots and starchy roots are edible. The berries are not.
Name: When the leaf-stalk breaks away from the stem, it is said to leave a scar that resembles King Solomon’s Seal.
Other Names: Smooth Solomon’s Seal, Great Solomon’s Seal
More information: USDA plant profile
Partial Sun, Shade, Mesic Soil, Spring Blooming, Medium Height