Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Triantha glutinosa (Michx.) Baker image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Hugh H. Iltis

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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Liliaceae
Triantha glutinosa (Michx.) Baker
false asphodel, gluten tofieldia, sticky false asphodel
Triantha: Greek tri for three; anthos for flower
glutinosa: very sticky
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; from rhizomes
Flower: white, 6-parted, 1/3" wide, starry; inflorescence a 3/4" - 2" tall, terminal cluster (raceme) on a very sticky stalk, 2 or 3 stalked flowers together at each node; blooms June-July
Fruit:oval capsule
Leaf:linear, mostly basal, occasionally with 1 leaf near the middle of the stem
Habitat: wet to moist; fens; in limy soil

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Narthecium glutinosum Michx.
Tofieldia glutinosa (Michx.) Pers.
Tofieldia glutinosa (Michx.) Pers. subsp. glutinosa
Tofieldia glutinosa (Michx.) Pers. var. glutinosa
Tofieldia racemosa (Walter) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. glutinosa (Michx.) Ahles

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