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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
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It includes, for example, lady's mantle, bloodroot, bleeding heart, Solomon's seal, trillium, cranesbill, hosta, goatsbeard, foamflower, astilbe and all kinds of ferns and sedges.
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.