One of my favorite native wildflowers to encounter on my walks near the Blue Ridge (with my dogs–Forest, an old black lab and Chloe, a youngish Havanese) is False Solomon’s Seal. Its leaf pattern is big and bold, and when its flowers evolve into berries, it is truly dramatic. Sort of. There are never so many False Solomon’s Seal plants grouped together that they give a holiday-berry-profusion-impression, but that’s what makes them special. Mostly, I love the way the leaves arrange themselves–confidently, boldly, without compromise. This large platter is 15.25″ in diameter and 1.5″ deep.