Tiarella cordifolia L. (Saxifragaceae)

Common Names
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.

Flowering Period
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.

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