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NC Native Plant Society:
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Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower, False Miterwort

Scientific Name:

Tiarella cordifolia

Genus:

Tiarella

Species Epithet:

cordifolia

Common Name:

Foamflower, False Miterwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, cove forests, rock outcrops, well-drained bottomland forests. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Blooming Plant

image

Tom Harville's garden, April 2004
© Tom Harville

Bloom

image

NC mountains, May/June 2006
© Chuck Yancey

Buds beginning to open

The Scientific Name is Tiarella cordifolia. You will likely hear them called Foamflower, False Miterwort. This picture shows the Buds beginning to open of Tiarella cordifolia

Wake County, NC, March 2002 by Hugh Partridge

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Flora of North America NC State Extension



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