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Podophyllum peltatum

May Apple
Podophyllum peltatum

Podophyllum '' Overview

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Height: 12 in
  • Spread: 12 in
  • Bloom Color: White
Category:  Perennials ,   Natives

  • Umbrella like green leaves
  • White flowers under the foliage in April
  • Green "apples" follow in the summer
  • The fruits but not the seeds are edible
  • All parts of the plant , with the exception of the fruit, are highly toxic(podophyllotoxin)
  • Spring ephemeral(it will disappear)
  • Spreads by rhizomes
  • Shade
  • Box turtles love to eat the fruit
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