Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Poloygonatum canaliculatum - Solomon's Seal

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range 

Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service  site to view a map that indicates the natural range of Solomon's Seal.

 Solomon's Seal
Gift from Howard Roper
Solomon's Seal
Wildlife Significance

Berries - For birds,

Pollen - nectar - For long-tongued bees, bumblebees, Anthophorine bees, and Little Carpenter bees. Short- tongued Halictid bees look for pollen.

Nectar - Humming birds  short- tongued Halictid bees looking for pollen.

Deer - Unfortunately, for gardeners, this is a delicacy for white tailed deer.

For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Plant Provenance - Hickory Road Nursery - root stock, Mosinee, WI. Howard Roper, Cleveland, Ohio 2015

Nodding Onion Gardens - 2016 to present
Cultivation Information
Height - 4 ft - 
Flower Color -  White
Blooms - May to June
Sun -  Light shade to part sun

Hardy Zone -

Soil -  moist fertile

Organic material -
Solomon's Seal do best with a layer of leaf humus/organic material
Family - Polygonatum 

 Poloygonatum canaliculatum  - Solomon's Seal
Poloygonatum canaliculatum - Solomon's Seal
flowers  of Solomon's Seal
Photo - Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora:
lovely white flowers on Poloygonatum canaliculatum - Solomon's Seal
Solomon's Seal