Maianthemum canadense

two leaved Solomon's seal, Maianthemum canadense 12MA24-1

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two leaved Solomon's seal, Maianthemum canadense 12MA24-2

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characteristics

A long unbranched stem with alternate leaves. Small, white flowers are in a spike-like raceme on the central stem. The flowers are mildly fragrant. Fruit is a small purple or black striped berry turning bright red when ripe. Rhizomatous: colony forming. A member of the lily family.

habitat

Meadows, riverbanks, wooded slopes, sandy fields.

uses

Flowers attract a variety of bees and flies. Mice and songbirds eat the berries. Deer feed on the foliage.

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