Podophyllum peltatum / Mayapple


Mayapple forms an ephemeral groundcover in spring and early summer composed of numerous parasol-like whorls of leaves. Its fully ripe fruit is edible for people, and also is consumed by wildlife.

This is one of our toughest, most flexible, and long-lived woodland wildflowers, and is a good choice for restoring young woods and edges that lack native herbs.


Height: 1′-2′ Blooms: May

Habitat: Moist soils, part sun to shade