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  Tiarella cordifolia L. image
Photographer: John Kohout           

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Family Saxifragaceae
Tiarella cordifolia L.
false miterwort, foam-flower, heart-leaf foam-flower
Tiarella: diminutive of tiara for "a tiara" or "turban," referring to the pistil, like Mitella, to which name Miterwort probably belongs; also diminutive of Greek tiara (a small crown) referring to the fruit.
cordifolia: in Latin means with "heart-shaped leaves"
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-14" tall forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, stalked, petals clawed; inflorescence a spike-like, up to 4" tall, terminal cluster (raceme) on a long, leafless stalk; blooms April-May
Leaf:basal with 3-5 shallow, palmately-divided lobes
Habitat: partial sun, shade; moderate moisture; woods, forests; in loamy soil

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