Mayapple Plant 5 For $14.99

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Mayapple Plant 5 For $14.99 Description

Mayapple Plants 

Mayapple plants, Podophyllum, is an annual herb belonging to the Berberidaceae category. It has different species of plants, but they moved to other categories. It is the only remaining species of the family. It is also known as American mandrake, wild mandrake, and ground lemon. As it is the native plant of the eastern United States, it is present in various areas of the country. Also present in massive amounts throughout Southeastern Canada.

They are a kind of woodland plant that grows in large colonies from a single origin. The single stem reaches 30 to 40 cm in height, having lobed umbrella-like leaves measuring 20 to 40 cm in diameter with 3 to 9 lobes. From a spreading underground rhizome, these plants grow many stems.

Some exhibit a single leaf and generate neither flower nor fruit, whereas flowering stems create leaves with 1–8 blooms in the axil. All plant components, such as its green fruit, are deadly, but it is safe to consume after the fruit turns yellow. Toxicity is not produced by ripe fruit. They include a chemical called podophyllotoxin or podophyllin, which is used as a mild laxative and cytostatic.

Posalfilin seems to be a plantar wart treatment medication that contains podophyllin plus salicylic acid. Native Americans in the past used Podophyllum for several medicinal and pesticide reasons. They are also grown for their gorgeous foliage and blossoms, and they're a nursery for some golden borer insects and the mayapple beetle.

Though the popular term is mayapple, the flowers, not the "apple," blooms in early spring. The fruit, sometimes known as an "apple," is often grown in early summer but matures later in the season. Mycorrhizae are fungi that help plants absorb nutrients in barren environments. A tiny white flower grows on Mayapples having a yellow or orange center disk.

Mayapple plants bloom early in May, even before trees generate leaves, and then fade by mid-summer, like many other natural spring wildflowers

These plants grow best in moist, acidic soil, although they may also tolerate dryness, dry soil, and even black walnut. Because it lies inactive in the summer and leaves a big gap, this species may not be present within borders. In the species, a few unusual variations also exist. Some varieties produce pink or purple flowers. And then they form maroon or crimson fruits like P. peltatum from deamii. Plants that yield a group of fruits are pretty rarer (forma polycarpous).

People buy these plants in shades and gardens for the place's recreation. They add value to the landscape and have several benefits.

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Reviews (16)

  • 4

    Posted by S K on May 24, 2022

    Planted the Mayapples a couple days after receiving them, they’ve already emerged from the dirt and growing. I’m soooo excited!

  • 4

    Posted by Matthew Watson on Jan 11, 2022

    Great quality of Mayapple, excellent service, and quick delivery! Thank you

  • 4

    Posted by Michelle cram on May 07, 2021

    6 out of 5 roots with a bud revived and are growing.

  • 5

    Posted by C Lane on May 16, 2022

    Plants arrived in excellent condition. I'm a happy camper.

  • 5
    mayapple bare root plant.

    Posted by Jon Benson on Jul 05, 2021

    These arrived in such great shape that within two days one was up with green leaves. Thanks for such great plants.

  • 5
    Very cute!

    Posted by Makyla on Dec 29, 2020

    I love this plant I’ve never seen one before they are beyond cute I ordered 6 and they all made it though the winter and popped up in spring!

  • 5
    Healthy plants

    Posted by Barbara P on Jun 26, 2020

    The May Apple roots arrived in perfect shape. Very prompt. Hoping this is something the deer will leave alone. This nursery has a selection of native species that are hard to find elsewhere.

  • 5
    may apple plant

    Posted by Brandi Lowry on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    may apple plant

    Posted by Cindy Hawk on Aug 26, 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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