Indian Apple, American Mandrake, Umbrella leaf, Podophyllum, ground cover
Toxicity to pets
This plant, which is a spreading ground cover, is also commonly known as the Indian Apple, American Mandrake or Umbrella Leaf. This plant contains the toxin podopyllotoxin, a glycoside, that is easily absorbed through tissue. When pets accidentally ingest or contact this plant, Mayapple can result in both gastrointestinal (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, drooling) and dermal irritation.
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The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.