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    04 / 27 / 2014

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These started growing in a small area beside our house. We moved in in September so we are not sure if these are volunteers or if they were planted there. I haven’t seen them anywhere else in the yard. They have large 5-6 section leaves- from6-8″ in diameter. In March each leaf had a 2″ white flower that is now a green fruit about1″ long. The fruit smells similar to a pepper and resembles a pepper inside- hollow with a seed core.


  • CLAIRE W HAYES Unregistered says:

    Any tips on transplanting may apples? Tree guys are about to take down a sweetgum, may apples are definitely in harm’s way!

    February 18th, 2018 at 1:06pm

  • Mike McKinney Unregistered says:

    Yes this is mayapple – common in the woods around my house.

    May 1st, 2014 at 12:54pm

  • Jixichick Registered says:

    Wow. Thanks so much for helping identify this for me 🙂

    April 28th, 2014 at 6:43pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Mayapple. You are very lucky to have those!

    April 28th, 2014 at 7:24am

  • Pat Dewberry Unregistered says:

    I have the same plant! I was about to post the picture when I saw yours – a friend from Tucker gave me one last year and he had been told that it was quite rare – I planted it in a whiskey barrel and thought it was dead – but now it’s back and has a couple of small white flowers under the leaves. I hope someone knows what it is.

    April 28th, 2014 at 7:27am

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