Canada mayflower


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Canada mayflower

n.
A perennial woodland herb (Maianthemum canadense) of North America, having a terminal cluster of small fragrant white flowers. Also called wild lily of the valley.
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Only two herbs, Carex pensylvanica and Canada mayflower (Maianthemum candense) and the moss Polytrichum juniperinum were found at more than half of the sites and usually had cover values less than 10% (C.
The overstory dominants included red oak, white pine and sugar maple and Canada mayflower in the herb layer.
The parade of newly blossoming wildflowers continues with lady slippers, Jack-in-the-pulpits, campions, Canada mayflowers, celandines and wild geraniums now decorating the forest carpet.

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