Vancouveria hexandra

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Vancouveria hexandra
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Vancouveria hexandra in Seattle, Washington
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Vancouveria
Species: V. hexandra
Binomial name
Vancouveria hexandra
(Hook.) C.Morren & Decne.

Vancouveria hexandra (white inside-out flower) is a perennial herb in the barberry family Berberidaceae. It is found in Washington, Oregon and California and is a common understory herb in moist, shady Douglas Fir forests. This plant grows to 12 inches with compound leaves in triplets and is usually found in dense patches. It gets its name from the small delicate white flowers with petal-like sepals that are swept back abruptly as if in the process of turning inside out. The genus honors George Vancouver, the 18th-century explorer of the Pacific Northwest.

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