Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

The Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) is a perennial plant native to eastern North American forests. This plant has caught the attention of the pharmaceutical industry.

Medicinal Uses:

Compounds like podophyllotoxin in this remarkable plant have been used to develop anti-cancer medications, highlighting its potential in fighting this devastating disease.

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) flower

Photography: Krystal Zuniga

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