Fringecup – Native Plant Spotlight

Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora)

Fringecup - Walter Siegmund CC BY SA 3.0

From California to Alaska, Fringecup is found flaunting its greenish-white to reddish flowers in moist forests and along stream banks and wetlands. It shows off its frilly petals and fuzzy heart-shaped leaves in a lateral fashion, spreading via underground rhizomes. This makes it a good competitor for invasive groundcover.

In mild winters, this herbaceous native plant stays evergreen, creating a year-round green space. Fringecup likes to stay moist and does the best in partial to full shade and is known to spread far and wide. Its flowers also attract a variety of pollinators, such as hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Rosie McGoldrick, AmeriCorps Education & Events Specialist

Sources:
WSU Clark Co Extension FringeCups – Tellima grandiflora – PNW Plants (wsu.edu)
UW Bothell Wetland Plants Fringecup – The North Creek Wetland – UW Bothell 

Featured Photo Credit: Own Work- Walter Siegmund CC BY SA 3.0
Featured Photo Credit: Own Work- Leslie Seaton CC BY 2.0 

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