Sticky False Asphodel

tofieldie glutineuse
Sticky False Asphode.

Botanical Name: Triantha glutinosa formerly Tofieldia glutinosa

Height: about about 15 cm

Season of bloom: August. Pink buds, white blooms and orange-red seed pods.

Growing Conditions: Full sun. Found in the wild growing in fens and fennish prairies, i.e. low nutrient soils, usually calcareous, with seasonally high water table.

Wildlife benefits:

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Our seed came the Bruce County, Ontario.

Remarks: Little known and seldom cultivated. Very slow to get going from seed but eventually clumps up. A charming little plant for specialized garden conditions.

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Similar species: Fen Grass-of-Parnassus

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