Mt. Pisgah Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
This is a very common plant on the woodland floor. Most, however, is probably a single leaf with no flower.
Woodland area is on sandy soil and consists of pitch & white pine; various oak, maple, and birch; lowbush blueberry; sarsaparilla.
Maianthemum canadense (Canadian May-lily, Canada Mayflower, False Lily-of-the-valley, Canadian Lily-of-the-valley, Twoleaved Solomonseal; syn. Maianthemum canadense var. interius Fern., Maianthemum canadense var. pubescens Gates & Ehlers, Unifolium canadense (Desf.) Greene ) is a dominant understory perennial flowering plant in the family Ruscaceae, native to the sub-boreal conifer forests in Canada and the northern United States, from Yukon and British Columbia east to Newfoundland and south to Nebraska and Pennsylvania, and also in the Appalachian Mountains to northern...