The Mayapple or Mandrake: Symbolism, Fruit, and Botanical History


“In a painful time of my life, I went often to a wooded hillside where Mayapples grew by the hundreds, and I thought the sourness of their fruit had a symbolism for me.” May 14, 1900 On this day, nature writer Harold Glenn Borland was born.   While researching Hal Borland, I discovered what he…

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