Podophyllum peltatum, or mayapple, is part of the Barberry family and commonly found in damp, wooded areas. It has a unique structural makeup of only 2 leaves and 1 flower. The leaves are each large and umbrella-like. The stems and leaves of the plant are poisonous, but its berries are edible and enjoyed by box turtles. Wildflower
You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.