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Maianthemum canadense

canada mayflower


"Mayflower" comes from early European settlers who associated Maianthemum canadense's delicate white flowers with the familiar blooms of the Mayflower ship, which was actualy named after the European lily of the valley. Plant this instead of the aggressive non-native lily of the valley!


Groundcovers are great for keeping the soil moist and this one is an excellent choice for shadier, woodland area of your garden. It can be picky about its location, truly preferring shady, moist soil to thrive. With its attractive foliage and delicate blossoms, this plant is sure to add natural beauty and charm to any garden.


Photo credit to: Ayotte, Gilles, 1948-