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    04 / 11 / 2011

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This plant just makes me smile every time I see it, year after year. Grows in shade/partial shade, comes up 1x/year, about 6-8″ tall, 4-7″ broad, on skinny stalks. Comes up early-mid April; dies back down mid-late June. Lives at the base of a couple of dogwood trees. All animals, including deer, leave them alone. The grouping hasn’t gotten any larger over the years, just comes up in this one spot year after year.


  • cindybear Apprentice says:

    Thank you so much! Amazing what grows in our yards. 🙂

    July 3rd, 2015 at 7:32pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Cindybear here is a pretty good link Re:mayapple.

    July 3rd, 2015 at 5:14pm

  • cindybear Apprentice says:

    Thanks so much! Certainly looks to be Mayapple – I’ve never ever seen any fruit on those in my yard. Do small animals take the fruit? Or does the fruit drop and allow the plant to grow the following year?

    July 3rd, 2015 at 9:48am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Date and appearance would have me say Mayapple. Compare to this long:

    July 2nd, 2015 at 9:56pm

  • Hope Green Thumb says:

    Believe this is mayapple or podophyllum

    July 2nd, 2015 at 5:28pm

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