Solomon’s Splendor

Solomon’s Splendor

Your zig-zag stalk
arches gracefully
from forest soil
bringing nourishment
from the roots
to the leaves
reaching for sunlight.

Your alternating
deep green leaves
are elliptical
lined with distinct
parallel veins
pointing to
a tapering tip.

Your small flowers
are gathered
in a pyramid
like tiny clusters
of white stars
in the shade.

Wildflower:  Solomon’s Plume or False Solomon’s Seal  (Smilacina recemosa)

Photo Location:  Stony Lake, Oceana County, (Oceana County)Michigan


4 thoughts on “Solomon’s Splendor”

  1. Rosie:

    Are you refering to the Smooth Solomon's Seal?

    I have a 40-year old photograph of this one in the early fall; the bluish-black berries dangle gracefully from the arching stem.

    Thanks for recognizing my Botanical prose/poem.



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