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Tofieldia glabra

Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel, White Featherling, White False Asphodel

Scientific Name:

Tofieldia glabra

Genus:

Tofieldia

Species Epithet:

glabra

Common Name:

Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel, White Featherling, White False Asphodel

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Tofieldiaceae (False-Asphodel Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savanna-pocosin ecotones, wet savannas, seepage bogs. Rare in NC Coastal Plain and Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Bloom Stalk

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Tom Harville

Bloom Stalk

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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