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Achlys triphylla
Common Name: Vanilla Leaf Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Achlys triphylla is a hardy three-leaved groundcover noted for the vanilla scent of the dried leaves and fragrant, creamy white, pipe-cleaner shaped flower spikes which are attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. They like soil rich in humus and are found in forest/woodland locations and along the edges.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Moist to mesic open or closed forests in the lowland and montane zones.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring - Summer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem ColourGreen
Hardiness6-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeYes

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