Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Polygonatum pubescens
Small soloman's seal, Hairy solomon's seal
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Convallaria pubescens

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Species Status

Status/Listing: State threatened

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Monocot, perennial

Roots: adventitious, fibrous, rhizomes

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire leaf margin; Parallel leaf venation; oblong, obovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: other

Flowers: perfect; 3 merous; complete, regular; yellow, green, white; hypogynous ovary position

Fruit: berry

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: In Illinois, found with Fraxinus americanum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Prunus virginiana, Quercus rubra, Ulmus americana. In Michigan, found on shaded dune slopes by Lake Michigan with Taxus canadensis and Tsuga canadensis.

ILPIN Notes: Harden, J.W. and J.M. Arena. 1974. Human Poisoning from Native and Cultivated Plants. Edibility is uncertain although relatives may be edible.

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Human Relationships:

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Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 10
  • Chicago Area: 7

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