Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Hairy Solomon’s Seal, Small Solomon’s Seal

Hairy Solomon’s Seal, Small Solomon’s Seal

Polygonatum pubescens

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers humusy soil but tolerant of a wide range of soils including clay, moderately acid to near neutral pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms in spring, yellow/green flowers, spreads slowly by rhizomes.

Germination Code: L,F

Native Region:  Eastern half of Tennessee

Similar in appearance to Solomon’s Seal except there are minute hairs along the veins of the underside of the leaves.  Has yellow berries.  Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.

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