Tellima grandiflora
(Fringed Cups)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Fringed Cups, Bigflower Tellima
    Synonyms:Tellima odorata
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Tellima grandiflora, or Fringed Cups, is native to the Western coast, as well as Alaska, Idaho and Montana. It grows in moist open woods. It blooms in early to mid spring, with pale yellow to green flowers on long stalks.

Although this species resembles many others in its family, notably Mitella and Heuchera species, it can most especially be identified while in flower, as its flower petals are not only fringed, but they lay against their sepals, rather than standing out apart from them like most others in this group.

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