Mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum) got their name because they bloom in May.
Last Wednesday, April 25, I found the first ones blooming in Schenley Park. This feels very early but my records on Mayapple blooming times are sparse and unreliable. 🙁
The ones in Schenley may be three weeks ahead of schedule.
Perhaps they should be called April-apples this year.
(flower closeup by Dianne Machesney)