Stems: hispid-pubescent, from short tufted rootstocks. Leaves: round-cordate, three-to-nine lobed, coarsely toothed, on long petioles. Flowers: cream-colour, with rose-pink margins, on very short reflexed pedicels; calyx thick, cylindraceous, with turbinate tube and short, triangular, erect lobes, inflated; petals laciniately cut into filiform segments, narrowed below to a short claw.

A plant that is easily recognized by means of its long stalks, bearing numerous round cream-coloured or green blossoms, which are set closely against it, their edges rose colour and deeply fringed. It grows from one to two feet high and has quantities of foliage, the leaves being large, rounded, and lobed, with fine white hairs standing up all over them.

Plate XXVII

Tellima (Tellima grandiftora)

Tellima (Tellima grandiftora)