Known As: Mayapple, American Mayapple, American Mandrake
Latin Name: Podophyllum peltatum
Description: One or two large palmatey lobed leaves spread umbrella-like
about 24 inches above the ground. One-leaf Mayapple plants generally
do not flower; two-leaf Mayapple plants have flowers that appear in the
junction between the leaves. Flower is greenish-white with 6-9 petals.
Fruit is an ovoid, yellow-blotched "apple".
Poisonous Parts: Whole plant, especially roots. Causes
abnormalities in dividing plant and animal cells.
Symptoms: Produces varied toxic effects of the nervous system.
May also cause hematological abnormalities. Powdered root can cause
conjunctivitis and keratitis.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.