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Angular Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum odoratum

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
White bell-shaped, tubular flowers. Not waisted, unlike the Common Solomon's Seal flower which is waisted. Flowers appear in clusters of ones and twos.
Fruit:
A red or black berry.
Leaves:
The leaves are light green, oval, pointed and have prominent parallel veins. The Angular Solomon's Seal is a smaller plant than the Common Solomon's Seal, and is by far much less common. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. The stems are distinctly angled, hence the name of this flower. This plant grows among the cracks of Limestone Pavements and in woods with limestone.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
All of the plant is poisonous, in particular the berries. Care must be taken not to confuse this plant with Wild Garlic which is edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The flowers are fragrant. Common Solomon's Seal flowers are not fragrant.
Other Names:
Angled Solomon's Seal, Scented Solomon's Seal.
Habitats:
Mountains, rocks, woodland.