Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Podophyllum peltatum L. image
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Robert W. Freckmann

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Scott A. Milburn
Family Berberidaceae
Podophyllum peltatum L.
May-apple, wild mandrake
Podophyllum: Greek meaning "foot leaf" most likely originating from an earlier term for "duck-foot leaf" for the resemblance of the leaf to a duck's foot
peltatum: "round shield" for the shape of the leaf with a stalk in the center
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb, often found in large clones
Flower: white, 6-9-parted, 1"-2 1/2" wide; solitary, stalked, drooping downward from the junction of the 2 opposite leaves, fragrant; blooms May-June
Fruit:yellow, many-seeded berry
Leaf:stalked, rubbery, deeply lobed
Habitat: partial sun; moist; woods
Notes: seeds, leaves, and un-ripe fruit poisonous
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Podophyllum peltatum L. f. aphyllum Plitt
Podophyllum peltatum L. f. biltmoreanum Steyerm.
Podophyllum peltatum L. f. deamii Raymond
Podophyllum peltatum L. f. polycarpum (Clute) Plitt

         
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