Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Size Price Quantity
Spring Only-
1 - 3
4 - 24
25 - 99
SKU: SKU-72-GROUPED-1-1-1-1 Categories: , ,


Latin name: Podophyllum peltatum
Zones: 3-8
Common names:  mayapple, American mandrake, wild mandrake, ground lemon, Indian apple, Pomme De Mai, Podophylle Pelt

Mature height: 12-16 inches

Soil/Climate:  Prefers rich, moist soils with high organic matter. Partial to full shade.

Notes:   Will spread to large colonies in optimal conditions. Flowers in the spring and goes dormant in summer. Each flower produces a greenish fruit which turns yellow when ripe. All parts of the plant are poisonous except for the fully ripened fruit, which is used to make preservatives and jellies. Often grown as an ornamental in a native plant garden. Deer and rabbit resistant. Tolerant of juglone (walnut) toxicity.

Wildlife:  small animals will eat the ripened fruit
Cold Stream Farm supplies wild geranium plants which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order
Additional information on Podophyllum peltatum
can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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