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Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
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Family: Liliaceae (Lily)
Height: 0.15 to 0.5 ft.
Blooms: May to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.15 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
More photos of this flower
- False Solomons Seal
Mayflower is much shorter than FSS. Also, the mayflower leave is deeply cleft and heart shaped, while FSS leave is rounded.
- Foam Flower
Leaf is lobed on foam flower, heart-shaped on Canada mayflower.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.