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Podophyllum peltatum

Common Name(s)
Flowering Time
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Fruits turn yellow on at least one side and soften; seeds turn brown
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
Mid to late June

Of 330 seeds planted in a central Iowa demographic study, 133 (40%) germinated and 14 plants survivied to year 5; one flowered, after 16 years (Mabry in prep.). Introduce to restoration site by transplants.

Mature transplants added to a woodland degraded by cattle grazing in Wisconin were "well established" within the eight years that the plants were monitored, but the authors did not report whether they reproduced (Ellarson and Craven 1982).

Has low seed output but extensive vegetative spread (Barkely 1986, Gleason and Cronquist 1991).

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) flower

Seed Cleaning
Remove seeds as fruits decay
Intolerant of dry storage (Cullina 2000)
Restoration Potential
Low (extremely) by seed; high vegetatively