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An American herbaceous plant of the barberry family with large, deeply divided leaves. The plant, which bears a yellow, egg-shaped edible fruit in May, has long been used medicinally.Also called mandrake
- ‘I have christened it the ‘Mandrake’ (the name used for the mayapple [Podophyllum peltatum] by various 16 th- and 17 th-century English poets).’
- ‘They might remind you of mayapple or of pachysandra.’
- ‘As I drive away, I see mayapples along the edge of the woods.’
- ‘If the method is adopted, increased demand for the American mayapple may make it a new alternative crop.’
- ‘Farther back, there's furtive jack-in-the-pulpit and mayapple, and along our driveway, wild columbine's whiskered pendants.’
- ‘Violets, wild geranium, mayapple, and blue phlox bloom in April and May.’
- ‘And there are native wildflowers, such as mayapple, Jack-in-the-pulpit, and foamflower.’
- ‘Just as the crooked mass of shiny-leafed buttonbush, and even the swamp dwelling mayapple - its umbrella-like leaves shading sweet yellow fruit - need fire's fertilizing hand, so too does the wildlife.’
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