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Triantha racemosa [=Tofieldia racemosa]

Coastal False-asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Coastal Plain Bog Asphodel

Scientific Name:

Triantha racemosa [=Tofieldia racemosa]

Genus:

Triantha

Species Epithet:

racemosa

Common Name:

Coastal False-asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Coastal Plain Bog Asphodel

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Tofieldiaceae (False-Asphodel Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, savanna-pocosin ecotones, seepage bogs. Infrequent to fairly common in the coastal counties. Farther inland, it is generally uncommon. It is extremely rare in the eastern edge of the Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

The flowers (each about 1/4" across) are arranged in groups of two or three coming off the stem at the same point- thyrse.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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