Posts Tagged ‘mayapple’

mayapple ” ripening ” testing

June 30, 2010

so instead of waiting for the mayapples to turn yellow and drop

i figured i’d pick some and see if they ripen on their own

i decided to number 6 of these mayapples
in the background is 4 mayapples wrapped in newspaper

mayapples still around

June 26, 2010

checked another of my mayapple spots and there were still plenty around

just waiting for them to turn yellow and drop

missed the mayapples ?

June 19, 2010

went out to one of my mayapple patches and was shocked to see most of the berries  GONE

in a 10 ft x 10 ft area, i found one berry still on the plant and one berry on the ground

i have to assume that possibly wildlife got the other berries

i’ll check some of my other mayapple spots

mayapple flower

May 9, 2010

mayapple  flowers are out

when the berries come out, i’ll probably mark 2-3 and take daily pictures of each waiting for them to ripen

mayapple

April 4, 2010

the little guy on the left  is a ( male? ) mayapple ( 2-2.5 inches high )

males have a single stem while a female have 2 stems with the flower/berry at the V of the stems

all parts are considered poisonous

HOWEVER,  the berry may be eaten when ripe