a garden plant the Solomon's seal is familiar to everybody, but
it is native to Britain, and although not common can be found
growing naturally in some shady woods. It has a long stem which
arches gracefully and carries a double row of simple leaves, arranged
alternately. From the axils of the leaves hang clusters of greenish-white
flowers. These open in May and June, and are succeeded by small
berries, blue-black in colour.