A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Foam Flower (Tiarella unifoliata)

Fisher Creek trail, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Also known as false mitrewort and coolwort.  The closely related Tiarella trifoliata, is also known as foam flower, but its leaves have three separate parts, rather than three lobes.   Foam flower has a very long season, and, like many raceme shaped plants, can sometimes have fruits, flowers and buds (from bottom to top) on a single stem.  This was the most prevalent, and often the only, flower on the floor of the old-growth forest along the Fisher Creek valley.

Five Mile Camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

One response

  1. Mom

    Pictures of foam flowers in mass have always attracted me. Some years ago I tried to grow them here in our shady yard in Indiana without success. Think they lacked moisture as the summer went on. Maybe the Cascades supply this need.

    October 16, 2012 at 6:20 am

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