Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Mayapple

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Podophyllum peltatum

Flower Description:

One white to rose colored flower blooms between the leaves and has 6-9 waxy petals. The flower produces a large, fleshy, lemon-shaped berry.

FamilyBarberry
Season BloomSpring
HabitatMoist, shade deciduous woods. Notable for its large leaves.
CyclePerennial
Height12-18"
Leaf DescriptionEach plant has two large, twin, umbrella-shaped leaves. Leaves stay closed as the stem emerges and are 6-8 inches across once unfurled at full height.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland