Achlys triphylla

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Achlys triphylla (Sm.) DC.

Berberidaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade  

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: ternate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nut

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Berberidales

Achlys triphylla is a perennial.

Naming

Achlys triphylla was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1821. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achlys triphylla is the type species of the genus Achlys which contains 3 species and belongs to the family of the Berberidaceae (Barberry Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Achlys triphylla is deciduous. The ternate leaves are basal. The leaflets have pinnate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Achlys triphylla produces spikes of white flowers from July to August. The plants are hermaphroditic.

The perennials produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Achlys triphylla is native to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady to shady situation on moist soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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