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Other Names

American Mandrake
Indian Apple
Umbrella Plant
Wild Lemon
Wild Mandrake

Mayapple Facts

Mayapple fruit is edible in moderate amounts, but when consumed in large amounts the fruit is poisonous. The binomial name for Mayapple is Podophyllum peltatum. Other common names include American Mandrake, Hogapple, Indian Apple, Mayflower, Umbrella Plant, Wild Lemon, and Wild Mandrake.

Mayapple Farms

It may be possible to find any mayapple farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Mayapple Stories

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Mayapple wraps up parade of spring flowers in Orillia
The spring ephemeral wildflowers are now beginning to fade, with mayapple, the last of the parade, in full bloom. The mayapple, the last of the spring ephemeral wildflowers, has finished blooming, and the trillium flowers have started to wither ... [ story ]

Look for 'apples' at this time of year
Mayapples, however, do not grow on trees, but are found in usually shady area, growing in large colonies. These plants with 12-inch-wide leaves that sit on stems of 12 to 18 inches tall are native to North America, appearing in early spring. A lesser ... Lock Haven Express [ story ]

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