Vancouveria hexandra

(Hooker) C. Morren & Decaisne
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 2: 351. 1833.
Common names: Northern inside-out flower
Basionym: Epimedium hexandrum Hooker Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 30. 1829
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Leaves falling when fruits maturing, 2-3-ternately compound, 8-30 cm; petiole 3-25 cm, pilose at base. Leaflet blades narrowly to broadly ovate to rhomboid or rounded pentagonal, often 3-lobed, base cordate, margins entire to slightly sinuate and not conspicuously thickened, apex rounded to notched; surfaces abaxially sparsely hairy, adaxially glabrous. Inflorescences: peduncle 2-3 dm; pedicel 1-3 cm, glands absent. Flowers 5-30; bracteoles 6-9, white, yellowish when dried, dotted with glandular trichomes; sepals 6, white, 5-12 mm; petals 6, white, yellowish when dried, 4-6 mm, margins entire, petal apex strongly reflexed, with nectar-bearing pocket, nectaries golden; filaments stipitate-glandular. Follicles greenish to light brown, 10-15 mm including beak, beak 2-3 mm, stipitate-glandular. Seeds 1-6, black, lunate to reniform, 3 mm. 2n = 12.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting spring–summer (May–Jul).
Habitat: Redwood and Douglas-fir forests, deep shade
Elevation: 100-1700 m


Selected References


Lower Taxa


... more about "Vancouveria hexandra"
David Whetstone +, Daniel D. Spaulding +  and T.A. Atkinson +
(Hooker) C. Morren & Decaisne +
Epimedium hexandrum +
Northern inside-out flower +
Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
100-1700 m +
Redwood and Douglas-fir forests, deep shade +
Flowering and fruiting spring–summer (May–Jul). +
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Vancouveria hexandra +
Vancouveria +
species +