General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 8-12 inches
Fruit: Other: Globose to ellipsoid glossy yellow to orange berry. Each fruit contains yellow to light brown seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of the plant contain toxic alkaloids.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Mandrake
  • Devil's Apple
  • Dudaim
  • Love Apple

Photo Gallery
Location: Cyprus
Date: 2016-02-02

Date: 2010-06-17
Photo courtesy of:H. Zell

Date: 2016-05-04
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-10
Had to have a look and a listen.
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-09-19
Young seedlings

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Date: 2006-12-14
Photo courtesy of:omble
Location: Paris Jardin des Plantes.
Photo courtesy of:Bouba,
Location: Fotografiada en la feria de biodiversidad agrícola de Bullas, Murcia, Spain
Date: 2006-10-13
Photo courtesy of:Retama

Date: 2010-06-17
Photo courtesy of:H. Zell

Photo courtesy of:Spacedive

Date: 2016-03-23

Date: 2016-03-23

Date: 2016-01-28

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