Fringecups - Tellima grandiflora

Description

Clump forming plant with bluntly lobed, rounded leaves and erect racemes reaching 75cm tall bearing small, cream, fringed, bell-shaped flowers which may fade to light red.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Sometimes naturalises from cultivated stock. Rocky places and moist wooded areas.

When to see it

Flowering late spring and early summer.

Life History

Perennial

UK Status

Widespread, but most frequent in northern and western Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map