Maianthemum amplexicaule
(Solomon's Plume)
Family: Convallariaceae (Mayflower)
     
Maianthemum amplexicaule grows in forests in the mountains. Numerous white flowers are in a panicle at the top of the stem. Plants are 18 to 30 inches tall. The broad leaves have several parallel veins.

Compare to Maianthemum stellatum . M. stellatum has fewer flowers in a looser inflorescence. Leaves of M. stellatum are narrower. The two species are sometimes found growing together.

Vegetation zone:  Montane, Subalpine
Time of bloom:  April - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers