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Polygonatum humile

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dwarf Solomon's seal
Categories:
Groundcover, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Spreads by pencil-sized rhizomes just below soil surface

Description:
Perennial herb with erect or arching, unbranched stem; leaves alternate, simple, in one plane; flowers white, bell-shaped, 6-parted, 1-2 hanging in the leaf axils; berry blue-black.
Height:
6-9 in.
Hardiness:
5 to 8
Foliage:
Small, round green leaves
Flower:
White bell-shaped flowers in spring; borne in leaf axis
Site:
Partial shade to moderate shade; moist, well-drained soil
Size:
6-9 in.
Form:
Small, low colony
Poison Part:
Berries.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Young shoots can be boiled for 10 minutes and served like asparagus. Whole shoots can be cut up and put into salad
Toxic Principle:
Anthraquinone.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest and natural areas in rich woods; landscape in flower garden as cultivated ornamental herbaceous perennial.
Growth Rate:
Slow

NCCES plant id: 335

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