Mayapples

Mayapples

About Mayapples

Podophyllum delavayi (Chinese mayapple) is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Southwest China (Sichuan and Yunnan Province) that is highly sought after by plant collectors and avid shade gardeners. It is distinguished by its lobed, peltate foliage that is remarkably mottled when it first emerges in early spring. Deep red flowers appear in May (hence the name mayapple) and are somewhat foul-scented to attract its pollinators.