Mayapple's leaves are folded like umbrellas in spring, followed by flowers in summer, and berries in fall.

Mayapple is an American native, which makes is particularly useful in a habitat garden. At 12-18 inches, it does well in a woodland setting with moist soil, where it will naturalize.

Deeply lobed leaves emerge in spring folded in umbrella fashion. After they spread out, white flowers appear and are followed in autumn by rounded fruits.


Mayapple Quick Facts

Scientific Name: Podophyllum peltatum

Scientific Name: Podophyllum peltatum

Common Name: Mayapple

Type of Plant: Perennial

Growing Zones for Mayapple: Hardy to zone 4

Growing Conditions for Mayapple: Moist soil

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