red flowers of Podophyllum pleianthum

Podophyllum pleianthum

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  • Large, shiny rounded leaves on stems of one to two feet tall
  • Dark red flowers open from round, green buds, blooming from spring to early summer
  • Soil requirements: a humusy, woodland soil
  • Water requirments: average to moist
  • Growth habit: creeps slowly wider at the root
  • USDA Zones 6 - 8, and to Zone 9 along the Pacific Coast
  • Popularly known as Chinese mayapple
leaves of Podophyllum pleianthum