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Podophyllum peltatum
Common Name: Mayapple Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Podophyllum peltatum
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Mayapple is a species of the deciduous forests of eastern North America where it forms impressive, groundcovering colonies. The leaves erupt from the rich forest soils like folded umbrellas that open to reveal a simple white flower hanging beneath. In summer orange-red fruits are formed that taste like lemons. All other parts of the plant are poisonous.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Deciduous forests.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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