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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mayapple

Padophyllum peltatum

 
 
Mayapple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. Mayapple Marker
Inscription.  Golden-yellow fruit of the native mayapple are edible when ripe. The rest of the plant, including unripe green fruit, is very toxic to humans. Native Americans used the dried fruit in sauces and breads.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyHorticulture & ForestryNative Americans.
 
Location. 40° 26.541′ N, 80° 0.675′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Fort Duquesne Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Witch Hazel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Duquesne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pittsburgh Peace Tree (about 300 feet away); David L. Lawrence (about 400 feet away); The Forks of the Ohio (about 400 feet away); A Place of International Consequence (about 500 feet away); Allegheny Foamflower
Mayapple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
2. Mayapple Marker
(about 500 feet away); National Recognition Day (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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