OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-07-001:
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
May-apple, American Mandrake


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image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pope_001_lvd

        

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm0303k_10

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Leaves peltate and deeply lobed, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm0503d_13

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Flower bud already visible between the two unfolding leaves.

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm070324_062

March    Polk County    NC

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

Tim Spira    tpsppeltatum2

March        

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm0504k_21

April    Henderson County    NC

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm080405_038

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm110415_569

April    Carroll County    GA

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm120403_367

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm160422_009

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm200403_3448

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3678

April    Greenville County    SC

Only the two-leaved plants bear flowers, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_peltatum_3

April        

Corolla white, firm; petals 6-9, stamens usually 12-18; stigma sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

Tim Spira    tpspodophyllum_clones

April        

They form large colonies through rhizomatous growth, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm070506_094

May    Gaston County    NC

Redlair Farms

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm120523_206

May    Graham County    NC

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm120523_209

May    Graham County    NC

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm120523_210

May    Graham County    NC

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm080726_001

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Yellow, fleshy, many-seeded, berry about the size of a small lemon, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-07-001:
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

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1108

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rich forests, bottomlands, slopes, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Petiole attached to leaf's lower surface instead of margin; leaves peltate.

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 sepals
6-9 petals
12-18 stamens (usually)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/Red
Berry

 

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