MAYAPPLES IN APRIL
Walk in the woods this time of year,
and you're sure to see mayapples
in the shady undergrowth.
It's no wonder they're also called "umbrella plants"
like little beach umbrellas on the forest floor.
They're early this year (like everything else),
with flowers due to emerge in May.
American indians harvested the "apples"
in early summer, to treat
constipation and rheumatism.