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Mayapple

Botanical Name
Podophyllum peltatum
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
12 to 18 inches
Width
12 inches
Flowers
Early to mid spring: white, hidden by leaves
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, rich organic
Planting & Care
  • Where happy, mayapple will spread by seed and rhizomes to form large colonies
  • Foliage goes dormant in summer
  • Divide in late summer or spring
  • Fruit is edible when golden ripe; unripe fruit, stem, leaves, flowers and rhizome are poisonous and contain the compound Podophyllotoxin
Problems
None serious - most parts of plants are toxic when ingested (see Planting and Care)

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