Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879 / American medical botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses in medicine, diet and the arts, with coloured engravings
Podophyllum peltatum, May apple, pp. -40 ff.
PODOPHYLLUM PELTATI May .Alpple. PLATE XXIII. T Podophyllum peltatum or. otherwise called Mandrake in this c habits low shady situations from New Georgia. On the Atlantic coast I met with it farther north than Boston, Iuwrlor u1 cth country it has a more vt.&LunIi range. From its large creeping roots, it has a great tendency to multiply, and is always found in beds of greater or less extent. Its flowe g time is from March to May. This plant is one of the Ranuneulacew of Jus- sieu and Rhwades of Linneus ; and is in the first order of the Class Polyandria. Its generic character consists in a calyx of three leaves; from six to nine petals; and a one-cel- led berry crowned with the stigma. Only one spe-
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