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.
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.