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Plant Identification

Kellic kelwen

Joined: Jan 11, 2011
Posts: 27
Location: Northwestern Ohio, US
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

The picture of the plant is in the attachment. It has wide spreading palm-shape that kind of reminds me of wild geranium, but I'm not sure. The leaves are all attached in a central stem thats at ground height.

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Isaac Hill

Joined: Feb 28, 2011
Posts: 344
Location: Beaver County, Pennsylvania (~ zone 6)
That's a Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) which produces an edible, though rare, fruit. It is poisonous until completely ripe, you can look up old time jam recipes on the internet. I also love its exotic foliage.

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Kota Dubois

Joined: Oct 13, 2011
Posts: 171

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