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Polygonatum multiflorum #3 | by J.G. in S.F.
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Polygonatum multiflorum #3

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Ruscaceae - Europe, Asia

Formerly Liliaceae

Solomon's-seal, David's-harp, Ladder-to-heaven

Shown: Detail of a single flower cluster


"Polygonatum (pronounced /ˌpɒlɨˈɡɒnətəm/;[1] King Solomon's-seal, Solomon's Seal) is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants within the family Ruscaceae, formerly classified in the lily family Liliaceae.


"Some Polygonatum shoots are edible, cooked like asparagus, as are the roots - after appropriate treatment - being a good source of starch." (Wikipedia)


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Photographed in San Francisco Botanical Garden - San Francisco, California


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Taken on May 4, 2009