Q. Can you tell me what the groundcover is flowering under the dogwood at NYBG?
It is Tiarella cordifolia, commonly called heart-leafed foam flower or, usually, simply foam flower. I know that a lot were planted when the new Native Plant Garden was created. Some may have spread since it was first planted in 2013. Foam flower looks amazing in spring! For information on this plant, visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's foam flower information page.
Our online interactive map of the Native Plant Garden enables you not only to view the garden but also to search for specific plants. In the upper left corner you will see “areas,” “plants” and “wildlife.” If you click on “plants” for example, you could search for Tiarella and the map will show you where it is located in the NPG and provide more information about the plant. You can also zoom in and out and also drag the map around with your cursor.
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service
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