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vanilla leaf
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 (1235)
family name
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed beginning of April thru 1st week of October

How Likely at this Location (26%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
A. triphylla and A. californica are similar. One way to tell them apart is to count the number of chromosome in a cell. If the number is 12 then the plant is A. triphylla. If the number is 24 the plant is A. californica. If you are unsure the plant is most likely A. triphylla.
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