Maianthemum canadense (Fr: maïanthème du Canada | En: Canada mayflower)
Canada mayflower or wild lily of the valley, is a charming flower of late spring. It grows to a height of 10-15cm and forms spreading patches of glossy, heart-shaped leaves. In late May, Canada mayflower produces small, white, star-shaped flowers that emit a subtle and pleasant fragrance, reminiscent of the European lily of the valley.
Canada mayflower thrives in shaded or partially shaded environments, making it an ideal choice for woodland gardens, shady borders, or naturalized areas. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of soil types, from sandy to loamy.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Canada mayflower also supports wildlife. Its flowers attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, and the plant's berries provide a food source for birds and small mammals.