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Watch in May and June for the low ground cover Wild Lily Of The Valley Maianthemum canadense in woods where they don’t have a lot of competition and there is partial shade and good drainage.  The two leaves have heart-shaped bases, and the tiny white flowers have four petals and four stamen.  The berries start out white, become spotted, and finish pale red.  Identify them once, then you will recognize them as an old friend each spring.

Don’t mess with the berries unless you have already made a planned gift or bequest to the Clarion County Community Foundation, you have a recent photo identification on you, and your life insurance policy is in order.  Charles Marlin

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