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Maianthemum canadense Desf. var. canadense
Canada bead-ruby, Canada mayflower, wild lily-of-the-valley
Maianthemum: from Maius for "May" and anthemon for "flower"
canadense: of or referring to Canada
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-6" tall forb; stems not branched below the flowers|
|Flower: ||white, 4-parted, 3/8" wide, starry; inflorescence 1"- 2 1/2", narrow, terminal cluster of stalked flowers (raceme); blooms May-June|
|Fruit:||round, green-dotted berry, ripens to deep red|
|Leaf:||1 to 2, alternate, oval to oblong with pointed tips and heart-shaped bases, mostly hairless beneath|
|Habitat: ||moist; woods, forests|