Fringecups - Tellima grandiflora


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

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

When to see it

Flowering late spring and early summer.

Life History


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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map