May Apple is very Charming Plant if Used in a Right Way Tauheed Ahmad November 26, 2014 Flowers 1492 This is very charming plant if used in the right way. In late spring each plant sends up what look like two little, folded-up beach umbrellas; these unfold as two broad, umbrellas like leaves under which you have to peek to see the small white or pinkish flowers. But I like them just for the foliage; an established clump forms a large mat that is a sea of umbrellas all summer long. In May a small, yellow fruit (the “apple”) forms where the flowers were. You can eat the fruit but don’t ever eat the roots or leaves both are poisonous and even touching the roots can cause a rash. The other name for the plant is “wild man-drake.” Naturally growing in open, damp, deciduous woods, May apple likes a rich, moist soil and a fairly acid pH. It makes an excellent ground cover for shaded or semi shaded sites. Plant or divide the rhizomes in fall, leaving at least one bud on each division and spreading out the rhizomes 1 inch below soil level. Related PostsPetunia is Small Flower Comes in Several Shapes and ColorsAjuga Reptans; A Fast Spreading Plant Can Grow in any Good Decent Garden Silver Lace Vine (Fleece Vine)Creeping Sedums PlantsPachysandra Terminalis is an excellent solution to the problem of what to plant right around tree trunks Rose of Sharon is in number of varieties shadesCosmos Flower is Ideal for the back of your GardenPrimrose path is colorful way to lead a visitor to your door Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.