OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Podophyllum peltatum

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Podophyllum peltatum

 

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

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3678

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_041721atlanta35

April    DeKalb County    GA

Native Plant Botanical Garden, Perimeter College, Georgia State University

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_041721atlanta36

April    DeKalb County    GA

Native Plant Botanical Garden, Perimeter College, Georgia State University

image of Podophyllum peltatum, May-apple, American Mandrake

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_041721atlanta38

April    DeKalb County    GA

Native Plant Botanical Garden, Perimeter College, Georgia State University

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 OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Podophyllum peltatum

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Podophyllum peltatum

 

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1108

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Rich forests, bottomlands, slopes, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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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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