Polygotnatum humile

Polygotnatum humile

Description and Distribution:
A dwarf species to 30cm. Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Slowly spreads by thin rhizomes to form colonies in optimum growing conditions.

Genus name comes from the Greek words poly meaning many and gonu meaning knee joint in reference to the jointed plant rhizomes. Specific species name comes from the Latin humilis meaning small or slight in reference to the dwarf size of this plant. Common name is usually considered to be in reference to the large, circular seals (leaf stalk scars) located on the rhizomes. However, some authorities suggest the common name actually refers to “wound sealing properties” of the plant.

Availability:
Small number from our nursery