Tiarella cordifolia / Saxifrage Family
Height: 4" - 14"
April 10, 2005
The leaves of this plant have long, stiff, widely-spaced hairs. The individual flowers are very pretty, they grow on flower stalks up to 14 inches tall. Look for Foamflower in April in moist, damp woods; it is a common plant. A few "stragglers" may still be blooming in May too. These were photographed on the Delaware Loop on the Northridge Trail in Oak Ridge.
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Haw Ridge, Frozen Head SP, Norris Dam SP, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Cherokee National Forest, Warriors' Path SP, Ijams Nature Center, Piney River SNA