Oct. 12, 2017

wild lily-of-the-valley, Maianthemum canadense

Wild lily-of-the-valley is a small plant, with flowers only about 3/16 inch across. It grows in woods where it gets little light. The white flowers are perfect for attracting pollinators. They are unusually bright reflectors. They have been very hard to get good images of. They are so bright compared to everything around them, it is really difficult to get a good exposure, and still see anything else in comparable brightness. This image is the best I've done so far. It still lacks sufficient contrast among the flowers. Wild lily-of-the-valley grows in CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY(T), MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ(E), NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, across Canada, and on SPM. Alger Co MI, 7/14/14.