Sunday, April 20, 2014

Vanilla Leaf, Achlys triphylla

Late afternoon sunshine really lit up this plant- I hope to find plants with flowers later in the season.  Dried leaves have a vanilla-like fragrance.

4-23-2014 update:  picture of an immature flower.  I didn't know until I took this picture that the flowers are on a separate stem from the main plant.

5-5-2014 update 1:

5-5-2014 Update 2:

5-30-14 update:
4-11-15 update:
Growing near the top of Bells Mountain in SW Washington, these plants are just starting to emerge for another season.

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