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Fringe Cups

Tellima grandiflora


Tellima grandiflora (Fringecups, Bigflower Tellima) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Saxifragaceae. A herbaceous plant, with rounded leaves, emerging from a rootstock, up to 30cm high. It is evergreen in mild winters. Flowers are borne in spring and early summer, on spikes up to 60cm high. The green calyx is 6–8 mm long; the five flower petals are greenish-white to purple, pinnately divided and spreading. The petals are deeply fringed.


The plant is a native of moist forests in western North America, from Alaska and British Columbia to northern California. It is the only species in the genus Tellima.

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MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Cool plant, nice spotting!

MaryEvans2 10 years ago

Another interesting plant and good information.

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San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 4, 2012

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