Canada Mayflower









Canada Mayflower

Maianthemum canadense

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: Native

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



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