Podophyllum peltatum Linnaeus. Phen: (Late Feb-) Mar-Apr; May-Jun. Hab: Rich forests, bottomlands, slopes, pastures. Dist: NS west to MN, south to Panhandle FL and TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: The ripe fruits are edible; the rest of the plant contains a variety of alkaloids, and is poisonous-medicinal. Compounds from Podophyllum are used in wart removal, and show anti-viral and anti-cancer promise.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; > Podophyllum peltatum L. var. annulare J.M.H.Shaw – Shaw (2000), Shaw (2002); > Podophyllum peltatum L. var. peltatum – Shaw (2000), Shaw (2002)