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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Mayapple   Podophyllum peltatum    
Barberry family — Berberidaceae

Also known as:
Mandrake, Wild Jalap, American Mandrake

Slides: (click for larger view)


The mayapple is common in East Texas in woods, thickets, forest edges, and sometimes open areas. It grows in large patches and is thus fairly easy to find, but sometimes you have to look twice to see the flowers underneath the large leaves. It flowers in the spring.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: March, April

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