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.
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