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vanilla leaf
Achlys californica
vanilla leaf Berberis/Vancouveria
Achlys californica Berberidaceae
common names
  vanilla leaf
  deer's foot
  sweet after death
accepted scientific name
  Achlys californica Fukuda & H.G. Baker
rules for finding collection records
  Achlys californica (168)
family name
Image Author: ©1997 Dan Post
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.15 to 0.25 inches
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed beginning of April thru 3rd week of August

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
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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Mt Rainier Photos (1)
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