beadruby ( Maianthemum )

Pronunciation key

( bēdr′bi )


n. [pl. BEAD-RUBIES (-biz)

Small plants of North America with white flowers and produce red berries shaped like beads.

Maianthemum canadense
Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae – Vegetal, plants
Subkingdom Viridaeplantae – green plants
Infrakingdom Streptophyta – land plants
Division Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes
Subdivision Spermatophytina – spermatophytes, seed plants
Infradivision Angiospermae – flowering plants, angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida
Superorder Lilianae – monocots, monocotyledons
Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Maianthemum F.H. Wigg. – mayflower, beadruby, Solomon's-seal
Direct Children:
Species Maianthemum bifolium (L.) F.W. Schmidt
Species Maianthemum canadense Desf. – Canada mayflower, two leaved Solomonseal, false lily-of-the-valley
Species Maianthemum dilatatum (Alph. Wood) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. – false lily of the valley, false lily of the vally
Species Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link – feathery false lily of the valley, feathery false Solomon's seal, feathery false Solomon's-seal, feathery false lily of the vally, false Solomon's-seal
Species Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link – starry false lily of the valley, star-flower Solomon's-seal, star false Solomon's-seal, little false Solomon's-seal, starry false Solomon's-seal, false Solomon's seal, starry false Solomon's seal, starry Solomon's-seal
Species Maianthemum trifolium (L.) Sloboda – threeleaf false lily of the valley, threeleaf false lily of the vally


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Maianthemum, [F.H. Wigg.], Taxonomic Serial No.: 500404
  • CalPhotos, Photo Database, Maianthemum canadense
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