Vanilla Leaf

Achyls triphylla
  • Description: Perennial herb that spreads by thin rhizomes. Single leaves are fan shaped and three-lobed, followed by delicate white flower spikes.
  • Habitat: Coniferous forests, forest edges, roadsides, and shady areas.
  • Pair with: Oregon grape, twinflower, redwood sorrel, fringecups, and sword fern.
  • Fun Fact: When cut and dried, the leaves emit a powerful fragrance of vanilla. They can be bundled and used to repel insects and perfume interior or exterior environments.

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