Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1511

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, cove forests, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-5 lobed calyx with campanulate tube
5 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (3/8/10):
Tiarella cordifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-12-001a:
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Tiarella cordifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Foamflower, False Miterwort


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Harry Davis    hld1511

March-April    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Flowers borne in a terminal raceme [thus mature from the bottom up], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1511_a

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404h_31

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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JK Marlow    jkm0404t_20

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Leaves are deeply heart-shaped at the base & have 5-7 shallow lobes, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Tiarella and Heuchera species

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JK Marlow    jkm0404t_28

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Flowers have 10 conspicuously long stamens with apricot-colored anthers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Tiarella and Heuchera species

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JK Marlow    jkm0404v_12

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Rachis and pedicels glandular puberulent, pedicels 5-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404v_17

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaves basal, long-stalked, palmately veined, shallowly 3-5 lobed, hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_cordifolia_29

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_tiarella_cordifolia

April        

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Ron Lance    rwl_tiarella_cordifolia

April    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm0305f_18

May    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0405f_26

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Mountain foamflower is colonial, with plants connected by stolons, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm060521_182

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Fruits are 2-valved capsules with persistent styles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm160502_017

May    Transylvania County    NC

This variety has stolons (aboveground horizontal stems), per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.