Small solomonseal, conquer-John, dwarf solomonís seal, hairy solomonís seal, sealwort, solomonís seal.
A perennial that grows to 3 feet in height. It can be distinguished from Smilacina racemosa by the 1 to 4 flowers that hang from the axils of the leaves, which are about 4 inches long, 2 inches wide, and hairy below. Berries are globular, black or blue.
April to May.
Dry to moist, sandy, loamy areas, or in rocky woods.
Root in fall.
Roots and rhizomes are mildly astringent, diuretic, emetic, and tonic.