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Maianthemum Canadense

Botanical Name:

Maianthemum canadense

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Partial Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Moist to mesic, humus-rich soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Native Plant, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

The small star shaped flowers cluster at the end of the short stem. The Lily family plants often have more petals, this, one has only 2 sepals (the green leaflike tight outer covering of a petal), 2 petals, and has 4 stamens, as opposed to the, usual 6. The stamens are the pollen producing part of the flower. Flowers bloom May-July

Fruit

Spotted berry turning dark red during the fall. Small size. Fruits are available August-September, Red

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Maianthemum - False Lily of the Valley

Genus

Maianthemum

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