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Maianthemum canadense

Common Name(s):
Canadian mayflower, False lily-of-the-valley
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Creeping rootstock; normally occurs in colonies

Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
6 in.
Foliage:
3-6 in. erect stems bearing two or three smooth leaves with a heart-shaped base
Flower:
Small, white flowers in a simple end cluster have a 4-parted perianth and 4 stamens; small, round, pale greenish, spotted berries turn dull red
Site:
Rich wood; partial shade to shade; damp mossy woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2654

Maianthemum canadense Maianthemum canadense