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Podophyllum peltatum


One or two leaved plant with palmately lobed leaves. Flowers produced only from plants with two leaves. Single white, nodding flower with a yellow center is produced underneath the leaves. Petals are waxy feeling. A single, yellow edible (when ripe) fruit is produced from the flower. It is said to be lemon flavored and can be used to make jellies.


Suburban garden but not cultivated.


All parts except for the fruit are considered poisonous when ingested in large quantities. Has been used medicinally by Native Americans. Native plant to North America.

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New York, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2014
Submitted on Jun 18, 2014

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