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2010
Tellima grandiflora
Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Tellima grandiflora

Synonyms - Mitella grandiflora, Tiarella alternifolia

Popular names - fringecup.

Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America, grows in shady forests and on the walls.

Description - herbaceous perrennial. Basal leaves hirsute, long petiolated, cordate to reniform, shallowly lobed, the lobes dentate; stem hirsute. Inflorescence racemose, flowers short-pedicelled; calyx lobes triangular, glandular; petals 4, lanceolate, deeply laciniate-pinnatifid, with filiform segments, greenish-white, in age reddish-brown; stamens 10, with short filaments. Fruit capsule ovate, seeds ovoid or ellipsoidal, 1 x 0.5 mm.

Tolerances - the shadow.

Requirements - prefers shade low.

Propagation - the seeds germinate in 8-10 saptamani, wet soils.

Properties and Uses - can be used as Rocar plant.

Curiosity - Tellima genus name is an anagram for Mitella, belongs to the family Saxifragaceae.

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