Canada Mayflower or False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum canadense interius)
Convallaria majalis - Lily of the valley - 5/24/16
growing with its larger cousin (which was primary target of photo)
Defining characteristics: no leaves but small red berries, single stalk, understory plant
Defining characteristics: red berries present in fall, small about five inches tall,
Maianthemum canadense (Canadian May-lily, Canada Mayflower, False Lily-of-the-valley, Canadian Lily-of-the-valley, Wild Lily-of-the-valley,Two-leaved Solomonseal; syn. Maianthemum canadense var. interius Fern., Maianthemum canadense var. pubescens Gates & Ehlers, Unifolium canadense (Desf.) Greene ) is a dominant understory perennial flowering plant, 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 Georgia. It can...