Vancouveria hexandar Berberidaceae
(Northern) Inside-out Flower van-koo-VE-ree-uh plah-ni-PE-ta-la
- Perennial, deciduous to nearly evergreen, low growing, spreading, 10-20 inches ( 25-50 cm) tall; young stems
wiry. Leaves mostly arise near the ground, 8-25 cm long, compound, 2-3 leaflets, each somewhat heat-shaped at the base and
commonly called duck foot-shaped, lobed, margin entire, green, lower surface sparsely hairy; petiole becoming straw-colored.
Flowers small, in upright clusters of 25-30, 6 white petals, 4-6 mm, strongly reflexed.
- Part sun to full shade. Acid soil, rich in organic matter; probably best in cool, moist conditions. Spread by underground rhizomes. To propagate divide plants in the spring or fall.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to southwest Washington, Oregon, and northern California,
- hexandra: six stamens.