Saxifragaceae
Tellima grandiflora

Fragrant Fringecup

Tuft of heart-shaped leaves, upright stem. Plant slightly hairy throughout. Leaves 2–3 in. wide, with shallow lobes, sharp teeth; stem leaves become smaller and clasp stem. Flower spike 1-sided, with many flowers. Flower in a deep cup with deeply fringed petals opened flat, white lightly tinted with green or sometimes red, very fragrant. Grows in moist forests, along streams, below treeline.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 15--34 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes