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Angular Solomon's seal (Polygonatum odoratum)

   Angular Solomon's seal (Polygonatum odoratum), fam. Asparagaceae or Convallariaceae.
   Related to Lily of the valley, it blooms in the same days, but differs with long drooping shoots and the flowers open just barely, with no smell. Its species name meaning "odorous" is given not for the flowers, evidently. In autumn, Solomon's seal black berries ripen. Similarly to Lily of the valley, it is toxic, especially the fruits. The medical preparations from Solomon's seal rhizomes are considered restorative, rejuvenating, tonic, and diuretic. The least concentrations of dangerous substances are found in young shoots and leaves, which are analogous to asparagus.

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