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Diphylleia grayi (200607).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Diphylleia

Diphylleia is a group of small herbs in the Berberidaceae family described as a genus in 1803.[1][2] It is native to the eastern United States and eastern Asia.[3][4]

Diphylleia grayi, also known as the skeleton flower, has white petals that turn translucent with rain. When dry, they revert to white.[5]

  1. Diphylleia cymosa Michx. - southern Appalachians from SW Virginia to NW Georgia
  2. Diphylleia grayi F.Schmidt - Cape Sōya in northern Japan[7]
  3. Diphylleia sinensis H.L.Li - China (Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan)