Liliaceae
Tofieldia glutinosa

Western False Asphodel

Stem erect from clump of basal leaves. Stems smooth on bottom, covered with red sticky glands on hairs above. Leaves iris-like, 1/2 as long as flower stem. Flowers in small dense cluster at top, buds are pinkish or red, open to white flowers with stamens extending beyond petals. Seed in erect, red, fleshy, 3-lobed capsule. Grows in bogs, fens, small streams, wet meadows from valleys to subalpine areas. Subsp. occidentalis has fleshy white capsule.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--40 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: BC To Southern Or, West Gorge, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes