Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Maianthemum trifolium (L.) Sloboda image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Corey Raimond

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Liliaceae
Maianthemum trifolium (L.) Sloboda
false mayflower, swamp false Solomon's-seal, three-leaf Solomon's-seal, three-leaf Solomon's-plume
Maianthemum: from Maius for "May" and anthemon for "flower"
trifolium: from tres for three; folium for leaves
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; stems not branched below the flowers
Flower: white, 6-parted, 1/3" wide, starry; inflorescence with 3-8 stalked flowers on a 2" long, terminal, narrow, long-stalked cluster (raceme); blooms May-June
Fruit:dark red berry
Leaf:alternate, 1-4 (usually 3), hairless, almost erect, oblong to lance-like with pointed tips, stalkless,
Habitat: wet; swamps, bogs

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Convallaria trifolia L.
Smilacina trifolia (L.) Desf.
Tovaria trifolia (L.) Neck. ex Baker
Unifolium trifolium (L.) Greene
Vagnera trifolia (L.) Morong

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