GROUND COVER: Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)

Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple

Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple
Photo © 2015 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native ground cover spreads to carpet the floor of mixed deciduous forests from Canada to Florida. Its showy white flowers emerge from two- leaved plants in early spring, but can be hidden by the umbrella-like leaves. Its edible fruit, the mayapple, can be used for preserves and jellies.

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