Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

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Common name: Mayapple
Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum 
Family name: Berberidaceae
Attracts: unknown
Host plant to: unknown
Native range: Quebec to Minnesota and south to Florida and Texas
Habitat: moist woods
Height: 8 to 16 inches tall
Light needed: partial sun to partial shade
Hardiness zones: 3 to 9
Bloom period: spring
Bloom color: white
Growing Tips: useful as a spreading groundcover under trees, and crowd out other plants. Good as a woodland garden plant. Spreads by rhizomes.
Description: The white flower hides beneath the wide leaves. People are often delighted after lifting the leaves to spy the white flower that glows in the shade.

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