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Podophyllum hexandrum
Common Name: Himalayan Mayapple Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Podophyllum hexandrum
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Notes:
This species of the Asian mayapple boasts large, lobed, umbrella-shaped, glossy green leaves that emerge with beautiful burgundy mottling like a closed umbrella pushing out of the soil. The flowers are pale pink and produce bulbous red orange fruits. Synonym: P. emodi. Mayapples are herbaceous members of the Barberry family that brings us Berberis and Mahonia.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Himalayas
Native Habitat:
Scrub forests and alpine meadows, usually in humus rich soils, 2000 - 3500 metres in the Himalayas. Very abundant in fir forests in Kashmir.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeEarly Spring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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