Mayapple Podophyllum Peltatum
Although its leaves and roots are poisonous, the Mayapple produces an edible greenish fruit.
Although its leaves and roots are poisonous, the Mayapple produces an edible greenish fruit. These fruits become golden when ripe. They can be used to make preserves or jelly. These plants grow from a single stem featuring one or two umbrella-like leaves. White flowers that bloom in the spring are after hidden underneath these large leaves. The plants become dormant in the summer.
Partial sun to full shade
Water regularly but do not overwater
Average Landscape Size:
Growth Height: 1’-1’6”
Growth Width: 9”-1’
Flowers turn to edible fruit good for jelly or preserves
Can be naturalized in woodland settings and wild or native plant gardens
Pale green leaves
1’-1’6” H X 9”-1’ W
These hardy plants prefer rich moist soil but can grown in light conditions ranging from part shade to full shade. Plants should be watered regularly. They can be propagated by dividing the plants once they have finished blooming.
Water:Water regularly but do not overwater
Sunlight:Partial sun to full shade
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