Vancouveria hexandra

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Vancouveria hexandra
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Vancouveria hexandra in Seattle, Washington
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Vancouveria
V. hexandra
Binomial name
Vancouveria hexandra

Vancouveria hexandra, the white inside-out flower, is a perennial herb in the barberry family Berberidaceae. It is found in western Washington and Oregon and northwestern California and is a common understory herb in moist, shady Douglas fir forests.[1][2]

This plant grows 20–40 centimetres (8–16 in) high 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.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Steven. K. (2015). "Vancouveria hexandra". Wildflower Search. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  2. ^ "Vancouveria hexandra". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture; Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ Giblin, David (Editor) (2015). "Vancouveria hexandra". WTU Herbarium Image Collection. Burke Museum, University of Washington. Retrieved 2015-04-23.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Vancouveria hexandra". Jepson eFlora: Taxon page. Jepson Herbarium; University of California, Berkeley. 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  5. ^ Yamamoto, Hirobumi; Yan, Kuang; Ieda, Kyoko; Tanaka, Toshiyuki; Iinuma, Munekazu; Mizuno, Mizuo (July 1993). "Flavonol glycosides production in cell suspension cultures of Vancouveria hexandra". Phytochemistry. 33 (4): 841–846. doi:10.1016/0031-9422(93)85287-2.

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