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Solomon's seal

Polygonatum multiflorum

Description:

The Solomon's seal is a perennial flowering plant from the Asparagaceae family, spreading by rhizomes. It grows up to 1m in height, and sports an arching stem full of alternate leaves - leaves tend to point upwards, while tubular white flowers with green tips hang below.

Habitat:

Eurasian species, often found on edges of forests growing in shadow. Here, observed in Natural Reserve of Jura mountain range, at 900m approx; in a mixed forest, and on a shoulders of forest road on slopes.

Notes:

The Solomon's seal is known as a medicinal plant, being used in treatments of gout and rheumatism.

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 5.96

Spotted on May 1, 2018
Submitted on May 3, 2018

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