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Vanilla leaf

March 16, 2010

Achlys triphylla

Vanilla leaf can be found in the understory of upland forests. This groundcover plant grows in groups called colonies. Stems stretch straight up, 4″ to a foot tall, and support a single leaf. Leaves are thin and soft, and divided into three wide, triangular leaflets. Small white flowers have no petals and are clumped on a spike growing from the center of the leaf.

View the vanilla leaf native plant ID card from WNPS

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