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Related to mayapple: Podophyllum peltatum
A perennial herb once used as an anthelmintic, emetic, purgative, and liver tonic; its marked purgative activity precludes its therapeutic use; a semisynthetic derivative, etoposide, is used to treat cancers
Toxicity Dermatitis, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, severe gastroenteritis, and possibly death; mayapple is regarded by the FDA as ‘unsafe’

mayapple (māˈ·aˑ·pl),

n Latin name:
Podophyllum peltatum; part used: rhizome; uses: snakebites, poisoning, laxative, wart removal; precautions: pregnancy, children, gallbladder disease, elderly, hypersensitivity, intestinal obstruction, dia-betes; can cause confusion, headache, dizziness, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hepatotoxicity, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, ataxia, apnea, shortness of breath, altered consciousness, numbness. Also called
American mandrake, devil's-apple, ground lemon, mandrake, wild mandrake, wild lemon, Indian apple, racoon berry, umbrella plant, duck's foot, and
hog apple. See also mandrake.

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She thinks the technique she developed to find the pathway in mayapple could be applied to a wide range of other plants and drugs.
By May, stung by the angry protests of the neighborhood groups that had sprung up to oppose her, she had withdrawn the application, although another application, to register the Mayapple Center as a nonprofit, was still in the works.
Alan Pearce, a lawyer who has lived in North Stamford since the 1970s and is a director of the North Stamford Residential Preservation Association, which is responsible for the Stop Mayapple signage, said he and his neighbors are concerned about traffic, noise and property values and fearful that Mayapple's activities and scope may expand unchecked.
Currently, add the researchers, podophyllotoxin is produced commercially using the roots and rhizomes of Indian mayapple, the endangered species harvested from the wild in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and China.
Traditionally, podophyllotoxin has been obtained from the roots of a wild Asian plant, Podophyllum emodi, a cousin of the mayapple.
The rich woodlands host bloodroot, violets, mayapple, and wild geranium.
Fruit and seed set in mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum): Influence of intraspecific factors and local enhancement near Pedicularis canadensis.
Mayapple, bloodroot, pokeweed, nightshade and hellebore are other alkaloidal plants.
Trina, use your stick to look under those mayapples by your feet," Uncle Jake says, pointing to plants that look like little green umbrellas.
By midsummer, the woods are full of ripening berries: wild strawberries appear in June, followed by passion fruit (in the Southeast), blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, serviceberries and mayapples in July.
Mayapples bloomed earlier on the burn than in any other nearby area, and Dutchman's breeches and bloodroot were unquestionably healthy.
At age 10, I knew where the pipsissewa came up in spring, where the wild azalea bloomed, where to look for mayapples and mint.