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Sugar Scoop
Tiarella trifoliata
  
About Sugar Scoop (Tiarella trifoliata) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Tiarella trifoliata, commonly called threeleaf foamflower, laceflower, or sugar-scoop, is a dicot in the family Saxifragaceae. It is native to the low to moderate elevation moist forests of western North America, from northern California to Montana and western Canada. Tiarella trifoliata is a perennial herb that grows in the late spring. The flowers are bell-shaped, white, solitary from an elongate, leafless panicle. The calyx lobes are 1. 5-2. 5 mm and petals are 3-4 mm. Basal leaves are 15-80 mm long and up to 120 mm wide, trifoliate or palmately 3- to 5-lobed. Cauline leaves are infrequent and much smaller. Varieties: There are three varieties of T. trifoliata:T. trifoliata var. trifoliata, which has leaves that are irregularly lobed, with coarse teeth. T. trifoliata var. unifoliata, which has simple leaves. T. trifoliata var. laciniata, which is confined in its range from Washington only as far north as Vancouver Island, and has deeply lobed leaves.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
5.9 - 8.4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 19.6" - 151.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 5.67", Coldest Month: 37.6" - 48.7", Hottest Month: 54.7" - 72.7", Humidity: 0.01" - 20.76", Elevation: 7" - 6298"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Threeleaf Foamflower


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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