Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wild Edibles: Foamflower

A member of the Saxifrage family. This flower has a high tannin content. It is a diuretic (as are most wild plants) Used by Native Americans as mouthwash for mouth sores and for eye ailments. Use can use the leaves and roots but do so very cautiously. Also called false miterwort. Native. When clicked, this photo will open, full size, in a new window.

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  1. I can only imagine the taste, but if it is anything like the looks of these beautiful flowers it must be like nector.. Great picture

  2. I have foamflower (Tiarella) in my garden. Well contained. It now has been crossed with Huechera and called Heucherella. very pretty. Is the foamflower invasive where you live? Not so here. MB

  3. Lovely plant photograph. I also like your narrative with it.

  4. Wonderful photographs, Andree (sorry no accent) -- but I'm not sure I would want to see a butterfly having it's innards sucked out! I guess I'm not big on bugs, but I'm learning about them from you.


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