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Wild Lily-of-the-valley - Maianthemum canadense

Potential Species of Concern

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SH
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Documented for Montana from one 1948 collection by W. E. Booth near Alzada.
 
General Description
Rhizomatous perennials. Stems erect, 5–20 cm. Leaves cauline, 2 or 3 (solitary on sterile shoots), short-petiolate; blade cordate, ovate, 4–7 cm long, seemingly clasping the stem. Inflorescence an ebracteate raceme with 12 to 25 flowers. Flowers regular, star-shaped; tepals 4, white, separate, obovate, ca. 2 mm long, spreading; stamens ca. as long as the tepals; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit a globose berry, 4–6 mm long, red, mottled when immature (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Phenology
Flowering in June.

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
BC to NL south to WY, SD, IA and GA. One collection from Carter County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Moist, humic soil in riparian forest on the plains.

Ecological Systems Associated with this Species

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