May apple


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May apple:

see barberrybarberry
, common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries (Berberis species). The family includes perennial herbs and shrubs found in the Northern Hemisphere. The fruit is often a colorful, winter-persistent berry.
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May Apple: The plant sends up an umbrella leaf stalk early in the spring.
Podophyllum powder is obtained from the May apple, a perennial herb 6-18 inches high usually found in patches in wooded areas of the eastern United States.
Until I heard the names in my own voice I never saw them whole: chickweed, toothwort, May apple, Dutchman's breeches, Indian pipe A list was my father's way of witnessing; it made a flower real.