Canada Mayflowers

DSC_0004 DSC_0003These are the plants whose leaves carpet the woods, just little leaves standing vertically out of the ground. The flowers are fragrant. During the summer the flowers are replaced by small speckled red berries. Lily family. Native perennial.

Canada Mayflower, Two-leaved Solomonseal (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada Mayflower

The little leaves for these just stand vertically right out of the ground and have been up for quite a while. Now at last they’re blooming. (I notice it’s also called Two-leaved Solomonseal — another Solomonseal to confuse us.)

Canada Mayflower ((Maianthemum canadense)