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Wild Lily of the Valley

 Wild Lily of the Valley

Here’s a shot from the foggy outing to the parkway a few weeks back. Sometimes, water drops and wetness are a photographic bonus, adding highlights missing when photographic conditions are “perfect”.

Sometimes worse is better.

This plant with a similar name should be distinguished from Lily of the Valley. Both species are lilies, I’m guessing the “wild” variety is native and the other, a European import long ago. I’ll have to check that out.

3 thoughts on “Wild Lily of the Valley”

  1. Fred,

    I was in Concord, MA about a week ago and came up on the tiny little plants that you have pictured above (I think!) in trying to find out what they were, I searched through my books and in Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains, came up with what I think is a match (plate 34 maianthemum canadense.

    I did a search for maianthemum canadense and am pretty satisfied that that is what it is. Is it also known as wild lily-of-the-valley??? I also took another picture that day of a wild lily of the valley which was growing nearby.

  2. Thanks so much for posting this. I just found these lovelies last weekend and had a tough time deciding on who they were. Your picture is perfecto!

    Thanks for the help!

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