- Flower namePolygonatum humile
- Scientific namePolygonatum humile
- Alias多年草の山野草, 姫萎蕤, ヒメアマドコロ, 姫甘野老, dwarf Solomon's seal, Hime Amadokoro
- Place of originJapan, Korea, China, and Russi
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Seashore, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July
What is Polygonatum humile
Polygonatum humile or dwarf Solomon's seal ( Scientific name: Polygonatum humile) is a perennial wildflower native to Japan, Korea, China, and Russia. It grows wild in the mountains, highlands and coastal grasslands from Honshu to Kyushu.The flower stems are short and erect. It grows in clusters with extended underground stems. The stem has a ridge. The leaves are green, shiny and rounded. A clear vein appears on the front of the leaf. The leaves are alternately attached to the stems. In spring, one or two Polygonatum odoratum (amadokoro) flowers from the leaf axils that look like small, downward-facing flowers. The flowers are white tubular with a green tip. P. humile is part of the flower's name, "P. humile", which means "Amadokoro" in Chinese. P. humile means "less than".
After flowering, it bears fruit and ripens to a black-purple color in the fall.
Common name:Polygonatum humile, Scientific name: Polygonatum humile,akar: dwarf Solomon's seal, Hime Amadokoro, Distribution area: Hokkaido, Honshu (the Chubu region and northwards), Kyushu, Japan, Grass height: 10-30 cm, leaf length: 5-8 cm, leaf width: 1.5-4 cm, Leaf shape: elongate ellipsoid; petiole: alternate; leaf margin: full margin, Inflorescence: single apex, color: white, flowering season: May - July, Tube length: 1.5 - 2 cm, flower diameter: 0.5 - 0.8 cm, leaf length: 4 - 7 cm, Fruit Diameter: 0.8 cm. Fruit Type: Liquid.