This may be one of the best native groundcover plant for part shade and shady areas. It has small leaves with a heart-shaped base and white flowers in May, in compact racemes. The fruits, green and then red berries, are translucent when ripe and very ornamental.
Very beautiful and adapts well in the dry shade under mature trees. It can be grown by itself or as a carpet underneath taller shade perennials or shrubs.
Germination: seeds kept moist after collecting, room temperature for about 6-8 weeks and then cold/moist, will start to germinate in the spring with rising temperatures (April-May). We thought that in the first season they will only develop a rhizome/roots like the other Maianthemums, but to our surprise by mid June the first leaves also started to grow – see in the image! Good news.