Lily of the Valley

Maianthemum canadense

Family Lily (Liliaceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Moist deciduous or conifer forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-8″
Flower Small delicate spike cluster of white flowers on a stalk up to 3″ tall. Each individual flower is about 1/6″ wide made up of 2 petals and 2 petal-like sepals which give the appearance of 4 petals.
Leaf Leaves are heart-shaped and partially surrounds the stem with veins that are parallel and extended from the base to tip.
Notes Typically found in large mats connected by an underground root system (rhizome). The stem is often zig-zag going back and forth between alternating leaves.


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