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White Flowers ( Five Petals with Maple-like Leaves )
Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)

Foamflower/False Mitrewort
Tiarella trifoliata

Season: July
Habitat:
 Western Slope Montane
Height:
 Up to 30 cm

Description: This delicate flower is easily missed, but once discovered, its delicate beauty is delightful. The plant has distinctively maple-like leaves which grow in basal clumps. From these leaves, a slightly hairy stem rises. Part-way up the stem, a single clasping maple-like leaf grows. The stem is tipped with a loose collection of tiny white flowers, each growing on a short stem. The flowers are nodding with long stamens protruding from within the petals.

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