Carolinas and Georgia

3002

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triantha glutinosa   FAMILY Tofieldiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triantha glutinosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-18-001b:
Tofieldia racemosa var. glutinosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Tofieldia glutinosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Triantha glutinosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Sticky Bog Asphodel, Northern Bog Asphodel, False Asphodel


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Look for it in bogs and seeps, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare (an endemic)

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, the stem leaves rapidly reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a thyrse (pedicels attached in trifurcating clusters of 3-7)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Triantha glutinosa   FAMILY Tofieldiaceae

Sticky Bog Asphodel, Northern Bog Asphodel, False Asphodel