Vanilla Leaf spread by rhizomes and can therefore create a mass of leaves in a short time. Photo by Kathryn Clouston

Vanilla Leaf spread by rhizomes and can therefore create a mass of leaves in a short time. Photo by Kathryn Clouston

The other name for this plant is Deer’s Foot because if you fold the leaves together they resemble a deer’s foot. 
Mass of Vanilla Leaf growing beside Morrison Creek. Used as a tent freshener and insect repellent by some. Photo by Kathryn Clouston

Mass of Vanilla Leaf growing beside Morrison Creek. Used as a tent freshener and insect repellent by some. Photo by Kathryn Clouston