Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 26. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Where Commonly Found: In our region only on Long Island, NY where it is RARE and/or ENDANGERED, DOES NOT OCCUR IN NEW ENGLAND. Marshy areas, bogs, meadows, and wer pine barrens.
Flower Color: Lavender Pink to Dull Red.
Flower Type: Umbel, occurring terminally on stems
Flower Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite, along glabrous stem, entire margins
Leaf Type: Simple, broadly lanceolate, ovate, 2″-6″ long, sessile or nearly so,
Height: 1.25′- 3.5′
Seed Collection: AS THIS PLANT IS RARE OR ENDANGERED IN ALL PARTS OF OUR REGION, you likely need to get a permit to collect and PLEASE FOLLOW GUIDELINES BY THE CENTER FOR PLANT CONSERVATION.
Attracts: Bees and Butterflies
Use: Wetland Gardens
Light: Full to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: _ USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet.
Notes: This plant is VERY RARE in our region, only appearing in southeastern NY.
Native to: RARE AND/OR ENDANGERED TO NY, native in much of the eastern seaboard and southernmost states. Biota of North America, North America Plant Atlas.
Requested by Bronx River Wildflower Corridor, Roseanne Andrade.