Irish wildflowers

Fringe-cups, Tellima grandiflora
Photos: Blarney, Co.Cork


Fringe-cups
Tellima grandiflora
Family: Saxifragaceae

Flowering late spring to midsummer. Perennial. Introduced. Garden escape.

Racemes of small bell-shaped flowers on erect, hairy stems. Flowers greenish-white turning pinkish with age. Self-seeds freely. Semi-evergreen leaves are mainly basal, 5-7 lobed with toothed, scalloped edges, hairy. Height to 75cm. Fully hardy.

Prefers moist, humus rich soils in shade but tolerates full sun and dryer soils.

Identified by Paul Green.

     


     
Fringe-cups. Blarney, Co.Cork. April 2008

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