We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
These two hearty woodland plants are both of the same family, with some obvious differences.
The main difference between the two is the plume bloom is only at the end of the stalk, where as the seal flowers travel the whole way down the stalk in two/three part dangles.
Solomon's seal has been used medicinally and as food in the past; young shoots can be boiled for 10 minutes and served like asparagus. Whole shoots can be cut up and added to salads. The rootstocks can be added to stew or boiled for 20 minutes and eaten like potatoes.
Solomon's Plume's roots have been used to make a tea to treat coughs and constipation. Berries are edible but not very tasty (Solomon's seal berries are poisonous and should not be ingested).
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her fiancé and cat in Wooster where she also works at a bookstore and grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.