What plant is that?

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May-apple--flower May-apple--fruit

Top photo: © Matt Buckingham

Second photo: © Robin Baranowski

Third photo: © David G. Smith
via www.delawarewildfowers.org

The mystery plant for April 2022 is a spring blooming native that produces two deeply cleft leaves that together look like an umbrella. If you catch it at the right time and look beneath you will find a solitary white flower with 6-9 waxy petals. Later on you might find a lemon- shaped fruit. This plant is often grows in patches several feet across, though only 1 to 1-1/2 feet tall, typically in rich woods. 

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
Podophyllum peltatum
Common Name:
  May-apple, mandrake
  Berberidaceae (barberry family)
  moist rich woodlands