Family

Lily-of-the-valley.

Colour

White or faint yellow.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

New England southward and westward.

Time of Bloom

May, June.

Flowers; small; clustered in a terminal spike. Perianth: four-parted. Stamens: four. Pistil: one; stigma two-lobed. Fruit: a round, red berry. Leaves; similar to those of the true lily-of-the-valley; long, pointed, heart-shaped at base. Stem: short; five inches high; bearing two leaves.

The name of this little plant is most misleading, as its leaves alone suggest any resemblance to the lily-of-the-valley. The flowers are more like those of a small Solomon's seal. It is found abundantly on the edges of mossy, deep woods and is very gentle and sweet. In the late summer its spikes of red berries are also extremely pretty.