Mayapple (Podophyllum delavayi)

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Botanical names:
Podophyllum delavayi Accepted
Dysosma veitchii Synonym
Dysosma delavayi Synonym
Podophyllum veitchii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches (45-60 cm)
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purple and red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: contain anti-cancer properties according to recent studies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
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Location: Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the RedwoodsDate: 2008-04-30
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-06-15
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Location: Del Norte Calif amongst the redwoodsDate: 2017-11-07
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Location: No.CalifDate: April 2009emerging
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Location: So.CalifDate: April 2004young plant in the sun
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-06-15
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Location: No.CalifDate: May 2009Mature plants varibility
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Jun 28, 2010 4:02 PM
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2011-02-12Sprouted leaf from a new shoot emerged from a root of the motherp
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-12-09New emerging plantlet on the root..
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-04-08
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-06-18
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-04-07
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-26
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Location: Del Norte Calif amongst the redwoodsDate: 2017-04-08P. delavayi
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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New entry for Podophyllum delavayi by bonitin Dec 12, 2011 2:32 AM 17

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