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Tiarella trifoliata unifoliata

Sugar-scoop , Western Foamflower
Saxifragaceae
Ground covers, Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers

TIARELLA

Clump-forming plants to about 1 1/2 ft. tall (in bloom) and 1 1/2–2 ft. wide; spread by rhizomes (and by aboveground runners, in the case of T. cordifolia). Leaves arise directly from rhizomes; they are evergreen but may change color in autumn. Selections with year-round colorful foliage are becoming popular; look for new introductions in addition to those described below. Narrow, erect flower stems carry many small white or pink flowers. Useful in shady rock gardens; make pretty groundcovers but will not bear foot traffic.

Tiarella trifoliata unifoliata

Native from Alaska to Northern California, east to the Rocky Mountains. Dark green leaves divided into three tooth-edged leaflets. Tiny white flowers on 1 1/2-ft. stalks are followed by little fruits that look like sugar scoops.

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