Allegheny foamflower, coalwort, cool-wort, false bitterwort, false miterwort, foam flower, gem fruit.
A perennial that grows to 1 foot in height. The heart-shaped leaves are broad, shallowly lobed, toothed, 4 inches across. Flower petals are lanceolate, white or pinkish, and arranged on a spike-like stem.
April to July.
Rich woodlands and uplands.
Herb during flowering; root in fall.
This herb is reputed to be useful as a tonic and diuretic. The root is classed as a diuretic and pectoral.