Maianthemum canadense (Wild Lily-of-the-Valley) - photos and description

15 cm ruler


General: Small woodland perennials, rhizomatous. Stems sparsely hairy.

Flowers: Small white flowers grow in a terminal raceme. We measured flowers at 5 mm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, cauline, ovate with cordate bases, sessile, alternate, 2 to 3 per plant. Leaf undersides and margins pubescent.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 15 cm, I measured plants to 15 cm tall.

Habitat: Moist woods.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 10th, mixed woods Moose Mountain Provincial Park about 200 km southeast of Regina June 20th, Duck Mountain provincial park about 300 km northeast of Regina, SK, June 22nd, mixed woods Nisbet provincial forest, 400 km north of Regina, and in mossy jack pine forest, near La Ronge 600 km north of our home in Regina, SK.