genus Polygonatum


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Noun1.genus Polygonatum - sometimes placed in subfamily Convallariaceaegenus Polygonatum - sometimes placed in subfamily Convallariaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
Solomon's-seal - any of several plants of the genus Polygonatum having paired drooping yellowish-green flowers and a thick rootstock with scars shaped like Solomon's seal
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The genus Polygonatum (Asparagaceae sensu APG III) contains a total of about 57 plant species (commonly called Solomon's-seal) of which many European and Asian species have been used for centuries to treat a host of ailments including indigestion, coughs, arthritis, high blood pressure, skin conditions, inflammation of the intestines, and also damaged tendons, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and bones.