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Northern Vancouveria
Vancouveria hexandra
  
About Northern Vancouveria (Vancouveria hexandra) 8 Nurseries Carry This Plant Vancouveria hexandra (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. 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.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.7 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers average to rich soil with humus

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Deer Resistant

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
4*, 5*, 6*, 7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 40.3" - 156.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.61" - 5.90", Coldest Month: 37.3" - 48.0", Hottest Month: 54.5" - 69.0", Humidity: 0.02" - 17.18", Elevation: 7" - 6298"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Deciduous Vancouvaria, Inside-out Flower, White Insideout Flower


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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