New York Native Wildflower: the Foamflower

Foamflower, native to the area, grows in patches all along Kanyoo Trail. Photo by Celeste Morien
Foamflower, a native wildflower, grows in patches all along Kanyoo Trail.
Photo by Celeste Morien

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) is a native wildflower that grows in rich moist woods.  This plant has attractive medium-green lobed leaves and the white flowers are arranged on 8” – 10” tall stems.  The tiny flowers have long stamens and the foamy texture of these stamens inspires its common name.  

The genus name comes from the Greek “tiara” meaning small crown, which refers to the form of the fruit. This delicate-looking handsome flower grows in patches all along the Kanyoo Trail.   Enjoy your hike!

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