Solomons-seal: ladder to heaven | Nature Notes from Dorset

The presence of Solomon's-seal (Polygonatum multiflorum) is a pretty sure sign you are in ancient woodland; unless, that is, you are in someone's garden as it is grown as a popular cottage garden flower where it can be grown in shaded locations. Not encountered in the wild that often but where it is it can form quite large patches.
This is a member of the asparagus family and has a characteristic arching stem with a series of pale cream bell-shaped flowers falling downwards on the underside of the stem. It has large bright green ribbed leaves. 

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