Joined: Jan 11, 2011
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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Joined: Feb 28, 2011
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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