Mayapple trapped by the past as it grows through leaf

As a kid, I knew Mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum) by the name “Umbrella Plants” because of the characteristic canopy formed by their leaves. Sometime the spread of the Mayapple gets interrupted when the growing shoot passes through an old leaf, such as this Mayapple trapped in a dried maple leaf.

Mayapples are mostly toxic, although their ripe fruit are edible.

Trapped by the past I

Trapped by the past II

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