False Lily of the Valley Flower

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

False Lily of the Valley (May Lily)

Maianthemum dilatatum - Locally common, late spring, perennial, 6-15 in. Stems erect, often in clumps from creeping roots. Leaves heart-shaped, to about 8 in. long by 4 in. wide, shiny, with 2-6 in. petioles. blades held more of less horizontally. Flowers fragrant, white, many in cone-shaped cluster topping stem above leaves, unique with parts in fours, not threes or sixes as with rest of lily family. Berries in autumn light green with brown mottling, turning bright red. Grows in moist shady places at low elevations. Native.

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