Vanilla leaf

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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