In the Missouri Ozarks there is a native plant called the May Apple. It appears in the woods early May creating green patches of it's umbrella-like leaves. It grows perhaps a foot tall and under the cover of the umbrella-like leaves each plant puts out a single, soft, waxy flower sometimes two. Most of the time the flowers are white. In one spot in the woods there is the occasional faintly pink one. The flowers develop into a fruit that the turtles relish.