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296.9, 339.5, 367.7 Picnic Area
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), also known as Heartleaved Foamflower or Allegheny Foamflower, is an evergreen perennial growing to 0.2m by 0.5m. It is hardy to zone 3. It is in leaf all year and blooms perennially from April to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It requires moist soil.
The whole plant is diuretic, hepatic, lithontripic and tonic. It is used in the treatment of bladder and liver problems and also indigestion and dyspepsia]. An infusion of the root and leaves has been used to help small children put on weight and also as a wash for a baby’s sore back.
The whole plant is rich in tannin and this is probably the medically active ingredient. A tea made from the leaves is diuretic. It has been used as a mouthwash and as a wash for sore eyes. The tea is held in the mouth to remove a white coating from the tongue]. A tea made from the roots is diuretic and is used in the treatment of children with diarrhoea or sore mouths. The crushed roots can be used as a poultice on wounds.