The mayapple (also known as Adams Apple, mandrake root, American mandrake, raccoon berry, wild lemon, Indian apple, duck’s foot, hog apple, umbrella plant, ground lemon) is a native to wooded areas of eastern North America. The stems grow to 30–40 cm tall, with 2 or occasionally 3 lobed leaves. This plant produces a single white flower, which blossoms below the umbrella shaped leaves, which matures into a yellow-greenish fruit that ripens latter in the summer.
- First Flower: Date the first flowers are fully open. When open, you will see the stamens among the unfolded petals.
- Full Flower: Date when half or more of the flowers are completely open
- First Ripe Fruit: Date when you notice the first fruits becoming fully ripe or seeds dropping naturally from the plant. Ripening is indicated by the berries turning red, yellow, orange, or maroon.
- Full Fruiting: Date when half or more of the fruits are completely ripe or seeds are dropping naturally from the plant.
- All Leaves Withered: Date when most or all of the leaves that developed this season, have lost green color or are dried and dead.
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