In April, the forest floor is often covered with foot-high plants with umbrella-like leaves called may-apples (Podophyllum peltatum).
However, these plants have a rather sinister look in my opinion.
They kind of remind me of this guy from Disney’s Fantasia.
Like the poison love-apple (the tomato), the may-apple has an edible fruit. But beware those wing-like leaves, for they, and the roots, are poisonous. So, there is some justification for my initial sense of there being something sinister about these plants.
2 Replies to “Flower Friday: The sinister may-apple”
Reminds me of Alien. 🙂 Like something will pop out of that bud and grab your face!
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