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Sticky Tofieldia
Triantha glutinosa
(formerly Tofieldia glutinosa)

Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) Other common names: Glutinous Triantha, Sticky False Asphodel

Other scientific names: Tofieldia glutinosa, Narthecium glutinosum

French names: Tofieldie glutineuse

Family: Bunch flower Family (Melanthiaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae))

Flowers: Summer;  White;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Wet Areas, Bogs and Fens, Moist Meadows

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 344   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: glutinosa: sticky

Photographs: 121 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) flowers

Sticky Tofieldia flower cluster.

Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) plants and flowers

Two Sticky Tofieldia plants. The stems are quite sticky, hence the common name.

Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) flower

Rarely there will be just a single flower on a plant.

Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) leaves

Sticky Tofieldia leaves resemble those of a small iris.

Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) seed pods

Seed pods.