Canada Mayflower

Maianthemum canadense

Maïanthème du Canada

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…

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.


In nature Mixed woods, shade.


Companion plant suggestions include It will not compete well with taller species

It is happiest in pH ranges between 4.5 and 5.5