Mayapple spreads rapidly once established to form a dense groundcover of flat, umbrella-like leaves. A solitary white flower appears under the leaves in spring, later forming a single, pale yellow berry. The foliage dies back mid to late summer. Mayapple is poisonous but its powerful compounds have been used as an insecticide, to heal warts, stimulate glandular secretions and to treat syphilis and cancer.
Bloom Colour: White
Light: Full to Part Shade
Soil: Moist, Loam/Organic Soil
Habitat: Rich, Moist Deciduous Woods & Pastures