Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Hairy Solomon's Seal
Polygonatum hirsutum
Location: Woods
Solomon's Seal is a common plant that occurs in every county of Illinois . Habitats include moist to slightly dry deciduous woodlands, shady seeps, young flatwoods, woodland borders. Solomon's Seal occurs in both high quality and degraded woodlands. Faunal Associations: The nectar and pollen of the flowers attract various long-tongued bees. The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird also sucks nectar from the flowers. The berries are eaten by the Greater Prairie Chicken and various birds of the woodlands.
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Genus: Polygonatum (solomon's seal)
Family: Ruscaceae (ruscaceae)
Order: Asparagales (asparagales)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)