Maianthemum dilatatum

False Lily Of The Valley

Stems erect, often in clumps from creeping roots. Leaves heart-shaped, to about 8 in. long by 4 in. wide, shiny, with 2–6 in. petioles, blades held more or less horizontally. Flowers fragrant, white, many in cone-shaped cluster topping stem above leaves, unique with parts in fours, not threes or sixes as with rest of lily family. Berries in autumn light green with brown mottling, turning bright red. Grows in moist shady places at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--15 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes