Podophyllum peltatum
Mayapple, Mandrake

Family: Barberry (Berberidaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 12-18" (30-45 cm)

Flower Color: White to pale pink

Flower Size: 2" (5 cm) wide

Bloom Season: April-June

Fruit: Large, fleshy, lemon-like berry

Conditions: Rich woods and damp, shady clearings

Sunlight: Shade to part sun

Moisture: N/A

Excellent ground cover with large rounded leaves. These umbrella shaped plants will form a colony. The plant's solitary nodding flower is followed by a fruit. The leaves, roots, and seeds are poisonous if ingested in large quantities. The fruits are edible and can be used in jellies.

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