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Monday, May 17, 2010

False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum dilatatum)

These lovely virginal white blooms are False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum dilatatum). In my strolls through our local parks lately I have found this spring flower almost everywhere. The one above was photographed in Saxe Point Park.

The real Lily of the Valley is not native to this area but you can check its resemblance to this plant by looking at its Wikipedia entry HERE.


JoJo said...

It's a very pretty plant. Does it have the wonderful aroma that regular lily of the valley has?

Dean Lewis said...

From a photographic/aesthetic perspective, I like how this shot of a simple, beautiful flower actually has some real'drama'with the black background and the subtle shift in depth of field/focus around the subject.

Benjamin Madison said...

JoJo - I don't know if it smells nice or not - I didn't smell it but next time I'm near one I will, and let you know.

Dean, your critical appreciations are actually quite a lot superior to my abilities as a photographer. Thank you for your generous interpretations.