Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Liliaceae
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
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Status: Native
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
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Synonyms 
Smilacina canadensis (Desf.) Pursh
Unifolium canadense (Desf.) Greene

         
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