Thursday, May 15, 2008


This is Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), another peculiar spring blooming flower of our woodlands. These plants, that usually grow in colonies, resemble small umbrellas with the stem ending in the center of a circular shaped leaf. A single waxy white flower is produced at the crotch where the stem divides to form two "umbrellas". If you type "Mayapple" into Goggle and click "images" you can see the structure of this weird plant

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