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  • Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple, Hog apple, Mandrake Z 4-9

    Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple, Hog apple, Mandrake Z 4-9 White waxy cups on this spring ephemeral turning to a round, green seedhead, the Mayapple....

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    Podophyllum peltatum  Mayapple, Hog apple, Mandrake        Z 4-9
    White waxy cups on this spring ephemeral turning to a round, green seedhead, the Mayapple.

    Size: 18" x 4' spreading by rhizomes
    Care: moist well-drained soil in full to part shade. Immune to Walnut tocins.
    Native: Quebec to Minnesota, south to Florida & Texas, Wisconsin native

    Named for its leaves supposed resemblance to a duck’s foot (Anapodophyllum).  Mayapple root used medicinally by Native Americans – for the Iroquois & Delaware as a laxative and purgative, to purify the body and expel worms.  Cherokee and Menomonee made the root’s juice into insecticide to protect corn and potatoes from insects.  Introduced to gardens in 1664.  “Has whitish flowers, borne on erect stems bearing 2 one-sided leaves, the flowerless stems terminating in a large, round, 7 to 9 lobed leaf of umbrella-like shape, and being particularly attractive.”  H.H. Thomas, 1915.  You can hunt Morel mushrooms when Mayapples bloom.

Common Names of Plants

…var. rubrum Mary Stoker daisy Chrysanthemum rubellum ‘Mary Stoker’ Masterwort Astrantia major Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum Meadow anemone Anemone canadensis Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris ‘Flora Plena’ Meadow cranesbill Geranium pratense Meadowrue…

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  • Darmera peltatum syn. Peltiphyllum peltatum Umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb Z 5-8

    Darmera peltatum syn. Peltiphyllum peltatum Umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb Z 5-8 Grow for its gigantic, round, with ruffled edged, foliage, green in summer but magnificent red in fall. Pink umbellifer...

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    Darmera peltatum syn. Peltiphyllum peltatum  Umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb  Z 5-8
    Grow for its gigantic, round, with ruffled edged, foliage, green in summer but magnificent red in fall. Pink umbellifer flowers in spring

    Size: 3-4’ x 3’
    Care: shade to sun in wet soil
    Native: Oregon & California
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Collected before 1849.  Karok ate young shoots and Miwok mixed crushed root with acorn meal.