Maianthemum canadense

Common Name: 
false lily-of-the-valley, Canada mayflower
Scientific Name: 
Maianthemum canadense Desf.
Family Name: 
Liliaceae - Lily Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and creeping roots
upright, short, slightly zig-zagged, smooth
Stems of False Lilly-of-the-Valley
alternate, two sometimes three per stem, oval to oval-oblong, entire, bases heart-shaped, sessile to short-petioled and somewhat clasping, smooth
4-tepaled, white, tepals curved backwards; terminal racemes, upright
berry, round, pale green and spotted, turning red when mature
Fruit of False Lilly-of-the-Valley