McCoy Horticultural | Native Plant at a Glance – Podophyllum peltatum

May 2020: Podophyllum peltatum, common names Mayapple, American Mandrake, Duck’s Foot

  • Best suited for woodlines and well-shaded bed areas, especially as a groundcover
  • Summer dormancy
  • Requires well draining soil, zone 3-8
  • Ornamental from early spring to late spring/early summer
  • (White) flowers typically appear in May
  • Deer and rabbit resistant

Ecological value:

  • Attracts pollinators & beneficial insects
  • Food source for pollinators & small mammals

Note: All parts of the Mayapple, including the unripe fruit are poisonous to humans.