This species was formerly divided into two species: smooth Solomon's-seal and great Solomon's-seal (Polygonatum canaliculatum). Great Solomon's seal is the larger form; it is shown in the upper photo here. Another plant, hairy Solomon's seal looks very similar, but its leaves are slightly fuzzy on the underside.
- Family: butcher's broom (Ruscaceae)
- Habitat: woods
- Height: 1-6 feet
- Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch long
- Flower color: yellow-green
- Flowering time: May to June
- Origin: native