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Uses

Toxic parts

The fruits are poisonous[1][2][3][4].

Edible uses

Notes

Young shoots - cooked. They can be used as an asparagus substitute[5][6][7]. Root - cooked[8][6][9][10]. Rich in starch.

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Polygonatum odoratum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Solomon's seal has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicine. It is used mainly in the form of a poultice and is believed to prevent excessive bruising and to stimulate tissue repair[11]. The root is antiperiodic, antitussive, cardiotonic, demulcent, diuretic, energizer, hypoglycaemic, ophthalmic, resolvent, sedative and tonic[12][1][13][14][15][16][17][18]. It is used in the treatment of, dry throat, dry coughs and coronary heart disease[16]. The plant is only used in domestic medicine[1]. An infusion is used as a diuretic and stimulant to the metabolism, though no more than 3 cups per day should be taken and only over short periods[1]. It can also be applied externally as a poultice to treat bruises, small wounds etc[12][1]. It has also been used to remove freckles[1][13][15][16][17]. The root is harvested in the autumn and can be dried for later use[1]. It should not be used internally except under expert supervision[11].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early autumn in a shady part of a cold greenhouse[19]. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible. Germination can be slow, they may not come true to type[19] and it takes a few years for them to reach a good size. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a shady position in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in March or October. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

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Cultivation

Prefers a fertile humus rich moisture retentive well-drained soil in cool shade or semi-shade[19]. Plants are intolerant of heat and drought but tolerate most other conditions[19]. Prefers a dryish soil[2][3]. Does well in woodlands and copses[20][3].

Hardy to about -25°c[21]. The rhizomes are long and creeping, the plant forming large colonies[21]. The flowers are sweetly scented[22]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[23]. The young shoots of most members of this genus are very attractive to slugs[K].

Hybridizes with other members of this genus[19]. A number of named forms have been selected for their ornamental value[21].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Polygonatum odoratum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Polygonatum odoratum
Genus
Polygonatum
Family
Convallariaceae
Imported References
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
partial sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

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