The less common polygonatum odoratum may be distinguished from polygonatum multiflorum by its longer flowers, not narrowed in the middle, and by its angled rather than rounded stems.
Main flower color:
Mainly in central and southern England
Up to 80 cm
Dry woodland, usually on limestone or chalk soils
In pendent clusters of one to four (usually two or three), at the leaf nodes. Corollas are greenish-white, narrowly bell-shaped with a slight constriction in the middle, and six small lobes at the tip, often opening only slightly. Stamen filaments are finely hairy
Glabrous, alternate, broadly ovate with prominent parallel veins, up to 12 cm long; on rounded stems
May to June