Polygonatum Odoratum, Angular Solomon's-Seal



Common name:
Angular solomon's-seal
Scientific name:
Polygonatum odoratum
Main flower color:
Range:
Scattered, localised places in England, mainly in the northwest
Height:
Up to 40 cm
Habitat:
Woodland and scrub, on rocky (or sandy), calcareous ground
Flowers:
Pendant, solitary or in pairs, from the leaf nodes. Flowers have a tubular white corolla, opening to six short, spreading, greenish-white lobes, and are attached by slender, hairless pedicels. Stamen filaments are hairless
Fruit:
Green berries, ageing to bluish-black
Leaves:
Alternate, broadly ovate, up to 10 cm long, evenly spaced all along the stem from base to tip. Stems are angular square) in cross-section, not round
Season:
May to June
Rarity:
★★★★