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foam·flow·er

 (fōm′flou′ər)
n.
Any of several woodland plants of the genus Tiarella of North America and Asia, having palmate basal leaves and a narrow cluster of small delicate white or pink flowers and often grown as ornamentals. Also called tiarella.

foamflower

(ˈfəʊmˌflaʊə)
n
(Plants) a perennial saxifragaceous plant, Tiarella cordifolia, of North America and Asia, having spring-blooming white flowers

foam•flow•er

(ˈfoʊmˌflaʊ ər)

n.
a North American plant, Tiarella cordifolia, of the saxifrage family, having small, white flowers.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foamflower - stoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plantfoamflower - stoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Tiarella, Tiarella - small genus of North American herbs having mostly basal leaves and slender racemes of delicate white flowers
References in periodicals archive ?
Several herbaceous species were dominant across seeps, including (in order of importance): wood nettles (Laporlea canadensis), branch lettuce (Micranthes micranthidifolia), turtlehead (Chelone sp.), scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma), pale jewelweed (Impatiens pallida), foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), white wood aster (Eurybia divaricala), and green-headed coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata; Appendix 1).
The leaves of Foamflower are basal and shaped like a dark green maple leaf with purple streaks.
Canada's Gardening Life magazine had an article on Tiarella and Heuchera (or foamflower and coralbells).