Canada mayflower

Maianthemum canadense

  • Canada mayflower
  • Canada mayflower
  • Canada mayflower
  • Canada mayflower
  • Flower name
    Canada mayflower
  • Scientific name
    Maianthemum canadense
  • AliasCanada mayflower, カナダメイフラワー, Wild Lily of the valley
  • Place of originCanada
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Low mountains, Sub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Canada mayflower

Canada mayflower (scientific name: Maianthemum canadense) is native to Canada and is a perennial of the family Asparagaceae. In summer, a white four-petal floret is attached to the general inflorescence that extends from the tip of the stem under a deciduous tree. The flowers are more like Yukizasa, rather than the shape of the Suzuran(Convallaria keiskei) petals. The green leaves are heart-shaped and are attached to each other under the inflorescence. The style is a little thicker and there are 4 stamens. The inflorescence with two leaves and white flowers is named after a crane flying in the sky.

Common name: Canada mayflower, Scientific name: Maianthemum canadense, Origin: Canada, habitat distribution: Canada, etc., North America, environment: under coniferous trees in mountainous to subalpine zones, under temperate rainforests in coastal areas, life style: perennials, underground stems: branching in a thin string shape and extending long. Stem: hairless, plant height: 10-30 cm, monocotyledonous, inflorescence: 2 halves, leaf shape: pointed heart shape that looks like a crane dance. Slender and longer at the base. Leaf length: 5 cm, leaf color: green-> yellow-> brown, leaf quality: hairless on both sides, leaf edge: semicircular protrusion, inflorescence shape: general inflorescence, corolla shape: 4-valve flower, flowering period: May-7 Moon, flower diameter: 0.3 cm, flower color: white, flower arrangement: about 20 inflorescences, inflorescence length: 2-5 cm, flower piece (petal): 4, flower piece shape: oval and flat The tip is warped. Chips: 4, male pods: 4, fruit type: berries, fruit shape: sphere, fruit color: green → spots → red ripening. Fruit diameter: 0.5 cm.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Asparagaceae
  • Genus
    Maianthemum
  • Species
    M. canadense
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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