Fringecup (tellima grandiflora)

FringecupFringecup (Tellima grandiflora) is a perennial flower found along the moist forests and wet climates of the Pacific Northwest. It has a hairy stem with flowers on the stems, which can reach between 40 and 80 centimeters in height. Leaves are basal and appear to be heart-shaped, reaching between 5 and 8 centimeters wide with five to seven lobes. The flowers are white to red/pink, very fragrant, and divided into 5 to 10 lobes, with 10 stamen coming out. Each flower emerges from the vertical stem. The flowers were popular as a tea for many different sicknesses by the native Skagit indigenous people.

  • Leaves 5-8 cm wide, lobed in five or seven divisions, basal, heart-shaped
  • Hairy stem that can reach 40-80 cm tall
  • Flowers have five to 10 lobes with 10 stamens
  • Flowers grow directly on stem