FOTD – February 26 – Solomon’s Seal
Every spring, one of the first of the wildflowers to appear are Solomon’s Seal. This is purely a wildflower. They were growing along the edge of our woods. I encouraged them by giving them room to grow and pulling out a lot of other weeds.
There are variations on this plant everywhere from Mongolia to northern Canada. The plant is edible and can be ground up into a kind of grain. I’ve never wanted to eat them, but I enjoy them and find their graceful draping leaves elegant as well as the long rows of dainty white, bell-shaped flowers.
It’s yet another sign of early spring here in the northeast. They’ll be growing by early April. I can hardly wait.