November 28, 2011
  

Often what tells you the most about the forest is at your feet. Canada Mayflower, or Wild Lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum canadense) is a small woodland plant with 2 or 3 leaves and small white flower. I should have saved this photo for the spring because that is when this blooms-but regardless if this small plant is found it indicates a healthy forest. I have seen this all over New York City’s forests, from Van Cortlandt Park to the Bloodroot valley in Staten Island.

Often what tells you the most about the forest is at your feet. Canada Mayflower, or Wild Lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum canadense) is a small woodland plant with 2 or 3 leaves and small white flower. I should have saved this photo for the spring because that is when this blooms-but regardless if this small plant is found it indicates a healthy forest. I have seen this all over New York City’s forests, from Van Cortlandt Park to the Bloodroot valley in Staten Island.

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