Angular Solomon's seal

Drooping flowers on the rocks

Angular Solomon's seal, foto Eero Haapanen

Angular Solomon’s seals (Polygonatum odoratum) can often be found in rocky habitats, but they also grow in herb-rich forests. After the white, tubular flowers, angular Solomon’s seals grow dark berries, which are poisonous. The plant’s rootstock, on the other hand, is not poisonous, and in olden times the potato-like rootstocks were used as food during years of crop failure.