Maianthemum canadense

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyRuscaceae
Family (Traditional)Liliaceae
GenusMaianthemum
Species:Maianthemum canadense Desf.
Common NameCanada Mayflower
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BFM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 2; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 2; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 4
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Maianthemum canadense subsp. interius Maianthemum canadense subsp. interius
Smilacina canadensis Smilacina canadensis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Harlan (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Wolfe (KY), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MDKY, MEM, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
31234100854940 Menifee Kentucky R. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky R.C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
31234100043049 Bell Kentucky Ellwood J. Carr
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
31234100043056 Menifee Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
BEREA008414 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067816 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067820 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067815 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067809 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067811 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067817 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067803 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
31234100769049 Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
31234100043106 Wolfe Kentucky Julian Campbell
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
MDKY00005998 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067802 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067807 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067805 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067821 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067822 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067810 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067818 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067808 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067812 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067823 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
UCHT006513 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Maianthemum canadense
APSC0102359 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067806 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067804 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067819 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
TENN-V-0067813 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Maianthemum canadense
UCHT006516 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Maianthemum canadense
UCHT006511 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Maianthemum canadense
APSC0100111 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Maianthemum canadense
APSC0044410 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Maianthemum canadense
APSC0057248 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky R.C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
ETSU033863 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Maianthemum canadense
ETSU033864 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Maianthemum canadense
MEM011843 Bell Kentucky R. Cranfill
MEM
Maianthemum canadense
MEM011842 Harlan Kentucky R. Cranfill
MEM
Maianthemum canadense
HTTU002123 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky R.C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
N/A Wolfe Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Maianthemum canadense
ETSU033862 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Maianthemum canadense
ETSU030210 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Maianthemum canadense
ETSU033861 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Maianthemum canadense
MEM006067 Menifee Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Maianthemum canadense
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Plant Photos

Maianthemum canadense - Joey Shaw
Maianthemum canadense - Joey Shaw
Maianthemum canadense - Joey Shaw
Maianthemum canadense - Joey Shaw
Maianthemum canadense - Milo Pyne
Maianthemum canadense - Milo Pyne
Maianthemum canadense - Milo Pyne
Maianthemum canadense - Milo Pyne
Maianthemum canadense - Tara Littlefield
Maianthemum canadense - Tara Littlefield