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MAYAPPLE
Podphyllum peltatum Barberry Family  Berberidaceae
April - June Common
Description: From 8 to18 inches  tall. Leaves are large and umbrellalike, the center of leaf shows a
5 ray star. Flowering stems have 2 leaves with the flower between. The ripe fruits are edible, but unripe fruits and the rest of the plant are poisonous if eaten. Under ground parts also cause skin irritation. Used as medicine

Location: Moist woods, roadsides
 
 
May apple flower May apple Flower

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