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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)
This native ground cover spreads to carpet the floor of mixed deciduous forests from eastern Canada to Florida and is common throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Its umbrella-like leaves may hide showy but sparse white flowers that emerge from two-leaved plants in early spring. Its fully ripened fruit,* the mayapple, can be used for preserves and jellies.
*Consult expert guide before using/eating mayapple. Fruit should be fully ripe–yellow, soft, wrinkly, and odorous. Do not eat the seeds or skin. Do not overeat.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets