Other names: Canadian may-lily, Canada mayflower, false lily-of-the-valley, Canadian lily-of-the-valley, wild lily-of-the-valley, Two-leaved Solomonseal
Family: Ruscaceae (Butcher’s Broom Family)
Range: From the Yukon and British Columbia east to Newfoundland and south to Nebraska and Pennsylvania, and also in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia.
Native Habitat: Forest understory plant
Bloom Time: May, June
Seed is produced infrequently and most plants in a location are vegetative clones, the plants spreading by their rhizomes, which are shallow, trailing, and white.
Maianthemum means May blossom, and refers to the bloom time.
Locations in Photos:
Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, ME
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, ME
Donnell Pond, Franklin, ME
Fort McClary State Park, Kittery, ME