Polygonatum pubescens (Willd.) Pursh
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Species Description - Stem slender, 5–9 dm, mostly erect; cauline bract papery, caducous; lvs narrowly elliptic to broadly oval, 4–12 × 1–6 cm, narrowed below to a short petiole, glabrous above, glaucous and hairy on the smaller veins beneath, with 3–9 prominent nerves, peduncles slender, sharply deflexed, 1–2(–4)-fld; pedicels usually shorter than the peduncle; fls 10–13 mm, yellowish-green; 2n=20. Moist woods and thickets; N.S. to se. Man., s. to Md., Ind., and Minn., and in the mts. to n. Ga. May–July. (P. biflorum, misapplied; P. boreale)