Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Podophyllum peltatum - Mayapple

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Servicessite for a map indicating the natural range of Mayapple.
Mayapple growing with Wild Geranium
Western Reserve Green Way Trail
flower on Mayapple
Mayapple Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Wildlife Significance

Pollinated - By Bumblebees and other long-tongued bees

Are eaten by box turtles and small mammals

Deer: Are not fond of Mayapples

For more detailed information on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Plant Provenance - Podophyllum peltatum

Hickory Road Gardens, root stock, Mosinee, WI - 2012 - Nodding Onion Gardens - 2017
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN 2011


Cultivation Information

Height – 8 to 16 inch

Flower Color – White

Blooms – May - June

Part sun/ shade

Hardy Zone – 3 to 9

Soil – moist/ wet

Family – Berberidaceae

Organic Material - Mayapples do best with an abundant of  leaf humus - organic material

Use – Deciduous ground cover for large and tough areas

A maturing Mayapple flower
A maturing Mayapple flower
  Mayapple - Podophyllum peltatum
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