Three-leaved Foamflower

Tiarella trifoliata
  • Description: Perennial herb from scaly rhizomes, growing up to 50 cm. Leaves have three leaflets, and inflorescences bear numerous small, white flowers.
  • Habitat: Moist forests, meadows, streambanks, and ditches.
  • Pair with: Western redcedar, twinflower, mountain sweet cicely, red columbine
  • Fun Fact: This attractive groundcover is an indicator for forest soils with above-average moisture and nutrient levels. At low elevations, it has three distinct leaflets on each leaf, but at higher elevations the leaflets join to become one leaf with three lobes.

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