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vanilla leaf
Achlys triphylla
Achlys triphylla
vanilla leaf Berberis/Vancouveria
Achlys triphylla Berberidaceae
common names
  vanilla leaf
  deer's foot
  sweet after death
accepted scientific name
  Achlys triphylla (Sm.) DC.
rules for finding collection records
  Achlys triphylla (3093)
family name
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.75 to 2.0 inches
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed beginning of April thru 3rd week of October

How Likely at this Location (40%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
A. triphylla and A. californica are similar, but A. triphylla usually has only 3 or 4 "teeth" on the outside of the central leaflet, whereas A. californica's central leaflet usually has 6 to 9 teeth.
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