Tiarella cordifola, aka foamflower – An Ontario native woodland plant

Tiarella cordifolia’s common name here in Ontario is the foam flower.

T. cordifolia grows to a height of 6 – 8 inches. This little native woodland plant offers soft green leaves reminiscent of a geranium, and like many native groundcovers, it’s not invasive.

The lovely, dainty white flowers certainly suit its name! Tiarella is Greek for ‘little tiara’.

Upon closer inspection, the wee blossoms look like a ton of tiny orchids and imho, the perfect flower to compliment any forest fairy garden!

Pollinators love it, possibly because not much else is blooming yet! As many perennials are slow to show themselves due to spring appearing rather late this year, Tiarella flowers are a welcome sight to bees, gardeners, and nature lovers alike!

For more information on this and other flowers, visit Gutenberg Project’s site offering a free e-book from 1917,  ‘Wild Flowers Worth Knowing’ by Neltje Blanchan

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