Mayapple blossom!


The mayapples are in bloom!

I didn’t realize until I got home that mayapples (a.k.a. American mandrakes, or umbrella plants) are supposed to have SIX petals, not four with a space at the top. Whoops.

I forgot to actually take a photo of a mayapple plant (whoops again), so here’s one from Wikipedia, if you’re wondering what the heck a mayapple looks like:

Mayapple plants, credit Valis55

Photo credit Valis55

I’ve seen them comprise a fairly thick ground cover, under the right growth conditions.


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