Vancouveria planipetala

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Vancouveria planipetala
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Vancouveria
Species: V. planipetala
Binomial name
Vancouveria planipetala
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Vancouveria planipetala is a species of flowering plant in the barberry family known by the common names redwood inside-out flower and redwood ivy. [1]

Distribution[edit]

The plant is native to northwestern California and southwestern Oregon, where it occurs in Klamath Mountains and northern California Coast Ranges.

It grows in forests, especially Coast redwood forests.

Description[edit]

Vancouveria planipetala is a rhizomatous perennial herb with a short, mostly underground stem. It produces a patch of basal leaves which are each made up of round or heart-shaped leaflets borne on long, reddish petioles.

The inflorescence appears in May and June. It is a panicle of flowers on a long, erect peduncle. Each small, drooping flower has six inner sepals which look like petals. They are a few millimeters in length, white, and reflexed back, or upwards, away from the flower center. Lying against the sepals are the smaller true petals, which are white or purple-tinged and flat-tipped or notched. There are six stamens and a large glandular ovary.

The species is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for planting in native plant and wildlife gardens.

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