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Podophyllum Peltatum

Botanical Name:

Podophyllum peltatum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, humus-rich soils. Acid-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Edible, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

1 in. solitary flower borne at the fork of the two leaf stalks; the six sepals are shed as the flower opens; 6 to 9 waxy white petals; 12 to 18 stamens with bright yellow anthers., Flowers 2 inches, Flowers usually white, but some populations display pinkish, rosy, or purplish flowers. Pink/rose/purple-flowered plants are sometimes referred to as a separate form of this species: Deamii.

Fruit

Fleshy-green apple-like fruit, gold in color when ripe. The fruit is edible only when ripe., Yellow, sometimes tinged with pink, rose, or purple 2 inches long

Benefits
Ornamental

Sometimes cultivated in woodland gardens.

Attracts

Bees

Specialized Bees

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Unripe fruit, leaves, roots. Highly Toxic, May be Fatal if Eaten! Symptoms include salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, excitement, headache, fever, coma. Toxic Principle: Podophyllin.

Taxonomy

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Berberidaceae

Genus

Podophyllum

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