May’s Namesake

May’s Apple Takes Center Stage
(NYC 05 2021)

This spring’s weather has been very amenable to the often elusive and shy mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum, which has appeared to be quite prolific in New York City’s shaded green spaces this year:

The Mayapple sports a single flower, which later transforms into a pale green, somewhat edible, fruit.
(NYC 05 2021)

— rPs 05 31 2021

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