Canada-mayflower can form large patches in a large variety of habitats, but usually found in abundance in boreal coniferous forests. They are abundant on the forest floor and are tightly coiled when they emerge. Its leaves are some of the earliest to appear in the spring. The white flowers bloom in spring, followed by the...
Botanical Name: Maianthemum canadense
Nom Français: Maïanthème du Canada
Bloom colour: Red | White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Less than 1 foot (27 cms or less)
It grows well in hardiness zones:
Mixed woods, shade
pH ranges between 4.5 and 5.5
The white flowers bloom in spring, followed by the formation of red berries into the fall.
Also called False Lily-of-the-Valley and Wild Lily-of-the-Valley.
The berries are edible but must be eaten in moderation as it has a strong laxative effect.
Edible | Native to Canada
Styling and Use
It will not compete well with taller species
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