Triantha glutinosa (Michx.) Baker

sticky asphodel - Triantha glutinosa (Michx.) Baker 08JL18-03
sticky asphodel - Triantha glutinosa 11JL15-01

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characteristics

Stems on this perennial are upright and very sticky. Narrow leaves are lily-like; mostly basal with the occasional alternate leaf along the stem. Clusters of 2 - 3 tiny white to cream flowers grow at the end of short sticky stalks. Prior to opening, flowers have pink to red tips. Seeds are contained in a capsule. A member of the lily family.
Also known as sticky tofieldia and sticky false asphodel or false asphodel.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW-W 0.6 0.2 - F-M MW-W - - - green grey cream-red

habitat

Bogs, marshes, and ditches.

uses

None known.

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N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
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