Can anyone id this please?

willbrooksMay 24, 2014

Taking a walk today in south central PA and found this plant, the only one of its kind there, and became fascinated by it. It was about 10 inches high with a single stem leading into what you see in the picture. Thanks for any help!

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carol23_gw

I think it's an immature Mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 4:26PM
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willbrooks

Thank you for the response. After googling images of Mayapples, I did see lots of those in the area, but they had more leaves, This specimen had 5, while those had at least 7 leaves with split tips (which I realize could develop as it matures, right?), Most striking was that this plant had a deeper color, glossier, and smoother surface. Do these attributes change that much as it matures? Thanks again for the response.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 10:16AM
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carol23_gw

Link below

Here is a link that might be useful: Podophyllum images

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:02PM
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