Maianthemum bifolium   May Lily

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This plant with its cordate (heart-shaped) hairless leaves is found in woodland up to 7,000 feet in the Alps, Apennines and the mountains of Scandinavia as well as the Austrian Tyrol. In Britain it is a native rarity occurring in very few places such as south Lincolnshire and not necessarily in hilly regions. In Britain this plant will sometimes form non-flowering patches.

It is also known as False Lily-of-the Valley.

Austrian Tyrol, 15th June 2002

Added on January 5th 2005, amended January 17th 2005, updated 12th December 2010, updated 1st March 2012

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