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09/05/2013 at 18:09

Age moment here. I should know this, but for the life of me the name will not come.


09/05/2013 at 18:16

solomon's seal?

09/05/2013 at 18:21

Mmm . . . I thought that.  Leaves look right  - not seen flowers like that.  A less common variety possibly?  

09/05/2013 at 18:44

Just googled 'soloman seal' and came across an image of 'false soloman seal' - looks similar

09/05/2013 at 19:05

Interesting. I instantly thought Solomon's Seal but the flowers threw me too!

09/05/2013 at 19:08

Look up Smilacina. There are several and I don't know them well but I think this may be one of them

09/05/2013 at 19:35
09/05/2013 at 19:37

Oh, that's rather a big link  - but I think it'll take you to the right place 

Think it's sometimes known as False Spikenard 

09/05/2013 at 19:38

Berghill, on google images halesia carolina looks a bit like your photo (I was looking at it in a book earlier today, strangely enough, and your photo reminded me of it). As it's a shrub, yours could only be a young version, if at all.

09/05/2013 at 19:59

Think you're right nutcutlet.  The link above shows some photos of someones lovely garden and amoungst them is a picture of Smilacina racemosa.  

09/05/2013 at 20:46

...^yes it is a lovely garden.  I notice the garden blog belongs to someone calling themselves 'Owdboggy' which is the same as the link to the photobucket photo by Berghill... presumably it's his garden...?...

09/05/2013 at 20:47

Smilacina racemosa is exactly what it is, Ta. Knew as soon as Figrat said Solomon's seal that it was the False version of it. I have a fair collection of Polgonatums, the true Solomons Seal.

Oh how I wish we cold grow Halesia, the Snowdrop Tree, but sadly it needs boogy conditions and a warm sheltered site.

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