Achlys triphylla Vanilla Leaf

  • Achlys triphylla,  Vanilla Leaf
  • Plant type
    • Perennial
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Shade
 

A perennial herb spreading by underground roots. Vanilla Leaf has 3 distinctive fan-shaped leaflets on 4-15 in. stems. Its small, white, starry flowers are clustered on a short spike. Dried leaves smell like vanilla. It is found in moist, shady forests, especially along streambanks.

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