Girish Mahajan

Achlys triphylla

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Berberidaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Ranunculales
Genus  Achlys
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Similar  Achlys, Trillium ovatum, Mahonia nervosa, Vancouveria hexandra, Anemone deltoidea

Achlys triphylla


Achlys triphylla, common name deer-foot or vanilla-leaf, is a plant species native to the mountains of the West Coast of North America. It has been reported from the Cascades and from the Coast Ranges in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California, at elevations of up to 1500 m (5000 feet).

Achlys triphylla is an herb up to 40 cm (16 inches) tall. It has trifoliate leaves and small white flowers.

Medicinal Uses: Multiple pacific northwest tribes use the leaves in an infusion drunk for tuberculosis. One Lummi informant said the whole plant was mashed and soaked in water, with was drunk as an emetic.

References

Achlys triphylla Wikipedia


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