Triantha glutinosa (Sticky Asphodel) - photos and description




Brown sticky hairs on upper stem


General: Slender, erect plant with Iris-like leaves. Upper stem sticky with glandular hairs.

Flowers: Inflorescence a dense raceme of white flowers, raceme measured at 6 cm long, flowers at 10 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves almost all basal, sometimes with a bract-like leaf mid-stem. Leaves are linear, arranged in a fan like those of an Iris, we measured a leaf at 13 cm long and 5 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 50 cm, we measured plants to 47 cm tall.

Habitat: Sphagnum bogs and fens in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Tofieldia glutinosa.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos on June 29th in a forest bog, the Nisbet Provincial Forest, about 400 km north of Regina, SK, and July 9th, forest meadow, boreal forest, about 400 km north of our home in Regina, SK.