Solomon’s Seal

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One of the very few wildflowers that is truly a native to these shores, Solomon’s Seal is on the endangered list of wildflowers.

They thrive in our woodland garden. There are many more in the woods. We planted just a couple of them along the edge of the woods by our driveway a dozen years ago and they have increased to quite a large patch.

These have not opened yet. I think that will be a couple of days from now, but even when they do, the flowers are as green as the stems on which they grow. I will take more pictures as they bloom. I do dearly love them.

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Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all plus a big helping of cynicism.

10 thoughts on “Solomon’s Seal”

  1. Love Solomen’s seal, and also false Solomon’s Seal too–little short flowers that proliferate in the woods. Ar you familiar? I used to collect wildflowers so I could win a ribbon and prize money at our local horticultural show.


    1. Do you mean Indian Pipe? The names of these woodland plants are regional, so I think what you are calling false Solomon’s Seal was Indian Pipe in New York.


      1. Indian pipe is a fuzzy white plant with a head, sort of pipelike. What I am talking about is a short plant about 3 or 4 inches tall, a single stalk with small white flowers coming off it, and pointed oval leaves. They grew in clumps, sort of like Lilly of the Valley.


        1. Jack in the pulpit, or that’s what it sound like. Although Jack in the Pulpit is a green flower. I wish I had a books with decent pictures. I have lots of bird books, but the wildflower books don’t have really great illustration. Frustrating.


          1. I know what Jack looks like and this is not that. False Solomon Seal was what the wildflower book called it. I know because I used to submit 50 wildflowers every year to win the prize for that in the local horticultural show where I grew up. The prizes were cash, so a great incentive to one who had few ways to earn.


            1. Do you have a picture? I’m always interested because I can’t find a good reference book for local wildflowers. The pictures are always so bad.


                1. Thanks. Of if you can recommend a really good book. It’s frustrating to have to look everything I find up on the internet. It’s also really hard to make find distinctions between two very similar things.


  2. Beautiful !

    We’ve finally got some action in our garden – crocusses, tulips, poppys, daffodills …. (;pardon my spelling) are all venturing toward the sun.

    Gotta hang my hummingbird feeder up.

    Happy Spring !


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