Common Name: Mayapple, Mandrake
Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich humusy soil, slightly acid to neutral pH. 12-18 inches height, blooms late spring to early summer, white flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(90)
Native Region: Statewide
Flowers are showy but are usually hidden under the umbrella-like leaves. Fruit is a large, fleshy yellow berry. Plant’s long rhizomes can rapidly spread into a large colony. Goes dormant in summer. Grows under deciduous trees, not under pines.