Umbrella Leaf (close up)
Diphylleia cymosa / Barberry Family
Height: 12" - 36"
The leaves of the Umbrella Leaf could almost be used as an emergency umbrella during a hike in the Applachians! The leaves are huge, 1- 2 feet across. Like the Mayapple, flowers occur only on plants with two leaves. This plant was growing along the Little River Trail in the Smokies in April.
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP