Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake - A Photo Journal

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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
aka Canadian May-lily, False Lily-of-the-valley, and Canadian Lily-of-the-valley

(Canada Mayflower - 08a) This is a bee's eye view of one of the tiny 1/8 inch flowers of the Canada mayflower. In this extreme close up, we can see why these tiny flowers are referred to as being star-shaped: note that the 4 petals of the flowers fold back away from the ovary, instead of cupping around it or above it, which makes the 4 stamens with their pollen grains, and the open ended pistil show predominately, and looking somewhat like a starburst.