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Mayapples Growing on Campus

Friday, June 1, 2018
Mayapples
Updated photo: Mayapples of years past!

In various places around campus, mayapples are growing. World languages teacher Carrie Ustun has explained that these are rare and protected wildflowers in Virginia. (Please note that mayapples are not edible.)

They have many other names, including podophyllum, mandrake, and hog apple. The number of mayapples growing around Burgundy varies, and sometimes dwindles due to playing children and animal foragers.

Please pay careful attention in areas where you see these plants growing, so that they can blossom and grow fruit during the summer.