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rosh002
Apr 25, 2019 11:44 AM CST
Hello,
We recently moved to a new place in North East USA and it has a moss lawn which has started spouting tons of this plant in it. We are not even sure if this is a weed or part of the moss lawn. Can someone please help identify it and if it's a weed please provide a way to get rid of it? Thank you very much in advance.








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DaisyI
Apr 25, 2019 11:50 AM CST
I suspect they were planted. Wait for them to bloom and post more photos to this thread.
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Iochroma
Apr 25, 2019 1:31 PM CST
lily of the valley I bet
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rosh002
Apr 25, 2019 1:40 PM CST
Iochroma said:lily of the valley I bet


Thank you for the replies. Think it's too small for Lilly of the valley. The whole thing seems to grow only about 2-3 inches from the ground. It's all over the property in between moss. Just started sprouting as soon as temps hit 50
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Leftwood
Apr 25, 2019 1:41 PM CST
A wildflower, native to much of the north and eastern USA. Maianthemum canadense, Canada Mayflower.
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rosh002
Apr 26, 2019 11:20 AM CST
Leftwood said:A wildflower, native to much of the north and eastern USA. Maianthemum canadense, Canada Mayflower.


This is definitely it! Thanks!
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DaisyI
Apr 26, 2019 11:35 AM CST
How pretty! Lovey dubby

@Leftwood, do you think they were planted? I thought that because people around here plant 'Glory of Snow' and crocus in their lawns.

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rosh002
Apr 26, 2019 12:21 PM CST
DaisyI said:How pretty! Lovey dubby

@Leftwood, do you think they were planted? I thought that because people around here plant 'Glory of Snow' and crocus in their lawns.



It is pretty in a wild sort of way!😊
I do think it was planted. Our neighbours on either side don't have it and the forest behind us also doesnt have much of it other than what seems to have spread from our place. The forest is reservation land so hasn't been touched for a few hundred years.

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porkpal
Apr 26, 2019 12:32 PM CST
It sounds as if you chose a great location, what fun!
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Calif_Sue
Apr 26, 2019 1:27 PM CST

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Adding the database entry for additional photos, would love to import your images if I may? nodding
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rosh002
Apr 26, 2019 1:36 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Adding the database entry for additional photos, would love to import your images if I may? nodding
False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum canadense)

Yes ofcourse you may!I will post when they bloom!

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Calif_Sue
Apr 26, 2019 2:00 PM CST

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Thank You! Scroll up to your first post and you can see how they are all linked to the database now!
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Leftwood
Apr 26, 2019 2:36 PM CST
It could have been planted in the yard. If it was that kind of gardener that had the house before, rosh002, your apt to find other goodies around, too. But it a more practical sense, I think human introduction is less likely. The plant has a delicate root system with not very many roots to start with. I'm not sure how it grows out your way, but here in Minnesota/Wisconsin it grows very sparsely, even though it is fairly common in the coniferous forests. Most often we see it with just individual leaves and no stem at all. I'd say only about 5% of the plant actually blooms. The plant is proliferating in your lawn because it is easier for it to grow there, rather than in the forest where it has more competition, less water and nutrients, and less sun.

P.S. I have crocus in my lawn, too! (Along with, Glory of the Snow, Leibnitzia anandria, Spring Beauties, Lungwort, Large flowered Penstemon, Russian bugloss and Corydalis solida.)
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Ursula
Apr 26, 2019 3:53 PM CST
If I can make a suggestion -
Whenever I see this plant I investigate its surrounding. Wild Lily of the Valley is many times a companion plant to Cypripedium acaule, the pink Lady slipper, and they also bloom together. Just yesterday I checked out an old stand of Cyp acaule which I have been tracking for more than 10 years here in NJ and there are just starting to emerge.
https://garden.org/thread/view...
Perhaps there are some Cyp acaule in your nearby forest?
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rosh002
Apr 26, 2019 3:59 PM CST
Leftwood said:It could have been planted in the yard. If it was that kind of gardener that had the house before, rosh002, your apt to find other goodies around, too. But it a more practical sense, I think human introduction is less likely. The plant has a delicate root system with not very many roots to start with. I'm not sure how it grows out your way, but here in Minnesota/Wisconsin it grows very sparsely, even though it is fairly common in the coniferous forests. Most often we see it with just individual leaves and no stem at all. I'd say only about 5% of the plant actually blooms. The plant is proliferating in your lawn because it is easier for it to grow there, rather than in the forest where it has more competition, less water and nutrients, and less sun.

P.S. I have crocus in my lawn, too! (Along with, Glory of the Snow Leibnitzia anandria, Spring Beauties, Lungwort, Large flowered Penstemon, Russian bugloss and Corydalis solida.)
Thumb of 2019-04-26/Leftwood/06d034


I do think the previous gardener liked to keep it wild and native. I do see crocuses and lot of glory of the snow in many places. I am excited to see what else comes up!
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rosh002
Apr 26, 2019 4:11 PM CST
Ursula said:If I can make a suggestion -
Whenever I see this plant I investigate its surrounding. Wild Lily of the Valley is many times a companion plant to Cypripedium acaule, the pink Lady slipper, and they also bloom together. Just yesterday I checked out an old stand of Cyp acaule which I have been tracking for more than 10 years here in NJ and there are just starting to emerge.
https://garden.org/thread/view...
Perhaps there are some Cyp acaule in your nearby forest?


Great suggestion!Thank You! I do see a similar cluster of leaves to the Cyp on one side of the Canadian Mayflower . No buds yet. Will def keep an eye on it.
In my readings I saw the Canadian Mayflower is endangered in NJ. Great that you saw some!
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Ursula
Apr 26, 2019 4:15 PM CST
Oh great!! The Cyp acaule will be in full bloom in your area around the first and second week of May! I hope for the best! Smiling
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DaisyI
Apr 26, 2019 5:29 PM CST
And please post more photos! Smiling
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Leftwood
Apr 26, 2019 6:49 PM CST
Wow, the Canada mayflowers there DO grow a LOT thicker than they do here in the upper Midwest. They are certainly not sparsely growing! Thumbs up
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crawgarden
Apr 27, 2019 6:16 AM CST
Incorrect posting
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