foam·​flow·​er | \ˈfōm-ˌflau̇(-ə)r \

Definition of foamflower 

: a spring-flowering herb (Tiarella cordifolia) of eastern North America that has white flowers with long stamens and no stem leaves

called also false miterwort

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Like heucherella, which is a blend of coralbells (heuchera) and foamflower (tiarella), A. thalictroides boasts features of both anemone (the flower is similar) and meadow rue (the foliage). Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: How do her epimediums grow? Not from seed, but they’re gorgeous anyway," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of foamflower

1895, in the meaning defined above

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