Polygonatum Biflorum

Botanical Name:

Polygonatum biflorum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, rich, acid soils, though also occurs in calcareous areas. Prefers high humus. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

0.5 in. bell-shaped, 6-parted greenish-white flowers produced in leaf axils hang downward, Flowers 3/4 inch, Flowers typically pale green to white.

Fruit

Round bluish black berries, .25-.5", Black, Blue A quarter inch to a half inch.

Benefits
Ornamental

An understory plant used in eastern North America for its arching stems and attractive leaves.

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Berries. Only low toxicity if ingested. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea. Toxic Principle: Anthraquinone.

Taxonomy

Order

Asparagales

Family

Asparagaceae

Genus

Polygonatum


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