Triantha occidentalis subsp. montana

(C. L. Hitchcock) Packer

Novon 3: 279. 1993.

Basionym: Tofieldia glutinosa subsp. montana C. L. Hitchcock Amer. Midl. Naturalist 31: 496, fig. 4. 1944
Synonyms: Tofieldia glutinosa var. montana (C. L. Hitchcock) R. J. Davis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 63. Mentioned on page 62.

Stems 5–55 cm, coarsely glandular-pubescent below inflorescence, hairs usually cylindrical, 4–6 times longer than wide, or stems occasionally clavate and glands absent. Inflorescences spikelike, 3–24-flowered, forming cylindrical-ovate heads, sometimes interrupted or open, 1–4.5 cm; bracteoles often glandular. Flowers: tepals 3–5 mm; stamens 3–4.2 mm; styles 0.7–1.5 mm; pedicel 2–12 mm. Capsules 4–7.5 mm. Seeds 3–4 times longer than wide; appendages usually 2, one at each end, one often highly contorted, to 4 times longer than seed, the other short; coat not strongly inflated. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Wet meadows, marshes
Elevation: 0–2700 m


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Alta., B.C., Alaska, Idaho, Mont., Wyo.


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Lower Taxa