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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.


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


(ˈfoʊmˌflaʊ ər)

a North American plant, Tiarella cordifolia, of the saxifrage family, having small, white flowers.
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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
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The leaves of Foamflower are basal and shaped like a dark green maple leaf with purple streaks.
Some easy-to-grow spring ephemerals are bloodroot, woodland phlox, Virginia bluebell, shooting star, Solomon's seal, Jacob's ladder, fire pink, trillium, and foamflower.
Wildflowers: painted trillium, foamflower, columbine, wake robin, blue phlox, bleeding heart, wood betony, serviceberry, mountain laurel, sweet shrub.