Mayapple

It’s May, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the Mayapples are blooming!

Mayapple

This native wildflower, Podophyllum peltatum, is often overlooked because the big leaves hide the flowers. Later the ‘apple’ will develop, but it is poisonous…except to box turtles, which we see sneaking in to have a munch. They have a different digestive system, and must know by smell where to find the ripe ones.

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