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Also called mayflower, wild lemon, devils apple, umbrella plant, wild mandrake, American mandrake, Podophyllum peltatum…  and why not, hogapple

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It grows in clonal colonies

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It produces a fruit that ripens in late july

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The fruit is mildly edible* and quite tasty

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Most of the rest of the plant is poisonous

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The May Apple was used in Native American Medicine

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*eat moderately

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Not all Honeysuckles are bad.  It’s just that some don’t belong here because they are invasive and cause damage.  Here is a Honeysuckle that does belong here:

Photo: Brad Harris

This is the Trumpet Honeysuckle: Lonicera sempervirens.  It is a vine that blooms from May to June and can be up to 15 feet.  It likes full sun.

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