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Fringe Cups

Tellima grandiflora

Plant Data

Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
The 5 bent backwards and jagged or 'fringed' white petals turn red later in the year. Flowers form nodding spikes.
Fruit:
Fleshy berries.
Leaves:
Semi-evergreen. Dark green roundish to heart-shaped leaves which are slightly hairy. Toothed and long-stalked with shallow lobes. The leaves are occasionally tinged purple.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and berries are both poisonous, potentially causing fatalities if eaten.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers are scented.
Other Names:
Bigflower Tellima, False Alumroot, Fragrant Fringecup.
Habitats:
Gardens, woodland.