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Podophyllum peltatum



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.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height:12-18 Inches

    Blooms: May

    Bloom Colour: White

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full to Part Shade

    Soil: Moist,  Loam/Organic Soil

    Habitat: Rich, Moist Deciduous Woods & Pastures

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