Mayapples for May

Now that we are deep into spring–and in the midst of a wet spell, at that–the forests are lush, green, and almost tropical feeling.

For the first post of May, I give you Mayapples, as seen on the banks of the creek behind my parents’ house.

May Apples on the Bank of the Creek

Since childhood I’ve thought these were delightful plants, with their pretty green umbrella leaves,

May Apples from Above

and a beautiful white blossom surprise underneath.

May Apple from Underneath

I’ve read that the resulting fruit is edible and sweet, although I haven’t tried one yet. Have you?



About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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