Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3002

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare (an endemic)

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

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...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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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 (1968) 041-18-001b:
Tofieldia racemosa var. glutinosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

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

 

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


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image of Triantha glutinosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trgl5_001_lvd

        

image of Triantha glutinosa

Will Stuart    wil3777998794_cd21523827

July    Buncombe County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Inflorescences cylindric-ovate spikelike heads, the stem glandular below them, per Flora of North America.

image of Triantha glutinosa

JK Marlow    jkm140913_692

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves mostly basal, equitant, linear, 1-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Triantha glutinosa

JK Marlow    jkm140913_698

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Capsules clearly longer than tepals and not enclosed by them, chartaceous, per Flora of North America.

image of Triantha glutinosa

JK Marlow    jkm140913_700

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Glands along the scape make it as sticky as flypaper. — Will Stuart