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Tiarella cordifolia


They are found in rich woods in large groups.


They have many tiny white flowers with showy pollen stems (stamens) bunched along a leafless stem in a “foamy” spray. The leaves are heart-shaped, with toothed edges and sit around the bottom of the plant. They bloom May through June. Also called, false miterwort.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Regular flower small, 5 petals in a loose spike on top of a long stem
  • Flower Color: White
Leaf Arrangement: Compound - 3 groups of 5 leaflets sitting umbrella-like over flower
Plant Type: Wildflower (medium 6-12 inches)
Leaf Type: Heart-shaped at base, 5-7 slight lobes and toothed
Foamflower Photo

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