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The rhizome of Podophyllum peltatum (family Berberidaceae), used as a powerful laxative.
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may apple

(1) Mandrake, a source of podophyllin. 
(2) Podophyllum, see there.
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We have poke, blackberries, elderberries, May apples and huckleberries all over the place.
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I remember where the colonies of may apples are, even when they're not there, which is most of the time, because they spring up in late March and are yellowing by the end of May.