Basal lvs erect, 2-4 dm נ3-5 mm; cauline lf usually single and bract-like, below the middle of the stem; scape 3-7 dm, beset with short, stout, spreading hairs, especially upwards, but not sticky, the raceme 5-15 cm; fls ochroleucous, clustered and bracteate as in no. 1 [Tofieldia glutinosa (Michx.) Pers.], the terminal ones opening first; tep oblong, obtuse, 4 mm; fr narrowly obovoid, 3 mm, firm-walled; seeds narrowly ellipsoid, 2 mm, appendaged at both ends, the body only 1 mm. Wet pine-lands and bogs on the coastal plain; N.J. to Fla. and Tex. July. (Triantha r.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.