Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum Linnaeus    Synonyms: May Apple.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ranunculales   >   Family Berberidaceae   >   Genus Podophyllum   

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Pollinated by bumble bees and other long-tongued bee species. Host to Mayapple Rust. Foliage is bitter and toxic, so this species is spared by White-tailed Deer browsing. Ripe fruit are eaten by mammals, which then disperse seeds.

There are 595 records in the project database.

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Mayapple at Kinder Farm Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2012). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Washington Co., Maryland (spring 2004). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Kent Co., Maryland (4/22/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Mayapple blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Mayapple blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2010). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Howard Co., Maryland (4/20/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Mayapple blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (5/12/2013). Photo by Ed Boyd. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/21/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Mayapple fruiting in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Mayapple fruit in Harford Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Mayapple growing in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/17/2018). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/3/2015). Photo by Ginny Klocko. (MBP list)

Mayapple ready to unfurl in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/15/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mayapple emerging in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mayapple (leaves past and ripe fruit) in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/15/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/19/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/19/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Baltimore City, Maryland (4/25/2020). (c) mazelife, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mazelife via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/29/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Mayapple in Charles Co., Maryland (3/29/2020). (c) spyingnaturalist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by spyingnaturalist via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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