Podophyllum peltatum L.
Family: Berberidaceae
May-apple, wild mandrake
Podophyllum peltatum image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Podophyllum: Greek meaning "foot leaf" most likely originating from an earlier term for "duck-foot leaf" for the resemblance of the leaf to a duck's foot
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb, often found in large clones
Leaves: stalked, rubbery, deeply lobed
Flowers: white, 6-9-parted, 1"-2 1/2" wide; solitary, stalked, drooping downward from the junction of the 2 opposite leaves, fragrant; blooms May-June
Fruits: yellow, many-seeded berry
Habitat: partial sun; moist; woods
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native