Whiteness is an intriguing property in some creature surfaces and usually originates from broadband multi-scattering by the refined structures. In this article, we report that Boehmeria nivea, a widely distributed tropical and subtropical plant, has a highly reflective layer on the lower surface of the leaf. Morphological characterization demonstrates that the layer consists of numerous wrinkled micro-filaments, forming a disordered porous network to efficiently scatter visible light. Moreover, the white layer is shown to exhibit a protection function by reflecting incident light when exposed to high radiation. The reflective layer can slightly improve the absorption by the leaves when light is incident on the upper surface of the leaves. In addition, the porous layer shows hydrophobicity. To mimic the white layer, a well-established electrospinning process is used to fabricate porous polymeric membranes, consisting of nano-wrinkled filaments with micro-sized diameter. Finally, the artificial membranes are demonstrated to have a light-shielding function in a photo-chromic experiment and a light-management ability for quantum dot film.