Podophyllum peltatum - May Apple
Long-stemmed plants with umbrella-like leaves and distinctive white flowers growing in a group in a dense forest in Northern Georgia. Podophyllum peltatum spreads via underground rhizomes and are obligately dependent on mycorrhizal fungi for nutrient acquisition.
Growing gregariously in a dense forest in Northern Georgia.
Mayapples are woodland plants, typically growing in colonies derived from a single root. The stems grow to 30–40 cm tall, with palmately lobed umbrella-like leaves up to 20–40 cm diameter with 3–9 shallowly to deeply cut lobes.