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Podophyllum peltatum - Plant

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Often forms large colonies in the wild. Will self-seed under optimum growing conditions. As with many of the early spring wildflowers, Mayapple goes dormant in summer.

Common name: may-apple
Color: Green
Bloom time: April
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Mayapples can either be grown from Rhizomes or from seeds. If growing from Rhizomes bury them about 3 cm deep. The seeds should be fresh and sown into flats, under glass, in a shaded part of the garden in august or September.
Seeds can take from one to six months to germinate. Once you see seedlings let them grow for a year; transplant to individual pots and allow the Mayapple to grow for a further year, then transplant into the garden in spring or autumn.

Sunlight: Part shade to full shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 15°c

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • The ground that Podophyllum plants grow in should be mulched in spring (wood chips) and autumn (leaf mild) to protect the plant.
  • As they like a moist soil they should be watered frequently.
  • If you require more plants then they can be propagated by division once the plant has finished flowering.

Use
Medicinal use:
  • Long history of medicinal use.
  • Mayapple, or Podophyllum peltatum, is a flowering perennial plant.
  • It s also called American mandrake, wild mandrake, and ground lemon.

Culinary use:
  • the poisonous leaves and roots in water to make a liquid insecticide for their crops.
  • May-apple has culinary uses, too.

Ornamental use:
  • Mayapple, Indian apple, Wild mandrake, Pomme de mai, Podophylle pelt.
  • Use Ornamental: Sometimes cultivated in woodland gardens.


Note:
please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use

Reference:
http://www.gardenershq.com/Podophyllum-Mayapple.php http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=l800
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