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Green Highway


The still-wet leaves of Solomon’s Seal look like a twisted green highway. These plants are a native wildflower from the lily family that grow in my area. They remind me of Lily of the Valley on steroids. This particular grouping of five or six stalks come up every spring in my pachysandra bed. They grow to a height of about five feet then arch gently over a spreading hedge of Mountain Laurel. Before I knew what they were I thought they were weeds and I used to cut them back when they started growing. But I’ve since learned what they are and now I appreciate their tall, delicate beauty. I’m thinking about trying to move them (in the fall) to a place where they’d stand out more and could be better appreciated.

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