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Solomons Seal

Solomon's-Seal (Polygonatum), a genus of liliaceous plants which derive their scientific name from their many-knee'd fleshy rhizomes. These give off tall, slender, drooping annual branches, bearing sessile broad leaves, either in two rows or in whorls, and axillary clusters of greenish-white flowers resembling bunches of seals hanging from a fob. The flowers are succeeded by bluish-black, berry-like fruits. There are three British species; but they are not common.