Vanilla Leaf

Vanilla Leaf (Achlys triphylla) covering the forest floor

Achlys triphylla

Achlys_triphylla (Wikipedia)

Achlys triphylla
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Achlys triphylla (Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro, Oregon)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Ranunculales
Family:Berberidaceae
Genus:Achlys
Species:
A. triphylla
Binomial name
Achlys triphylla
(Sm.) DC.
Synonyms

Leontice triphylla Smith in A. Rees

Achlys triphylla, common names sweet after death, deer-foot or vanilla-leaf, is a plant species native to the mountains of the West Coast of North America. It has been reported from the Cascades and from the Coast Ranges in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California, at elevations of up to 1500 m (5000 feet).

Achlys triphylla is an herb up to 40 cm (16 inches) tall. It has trifoliate leaves and small white flowers.

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