Erect. Stem single, stout, often tinted red, unbranched below inflorescence. Basal leaves numerous, leathery, heart- to lance-shaped, with heart-shaped or square base, edge more or less curled; smaller leaves along stem from base into bottom of inflorescence. Flowers pink or green held in dense clusters on upper, branched stems. Grows throughout North America in wet or vernal-wet ponds, salty wet places, at low to mid elevations.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 36--60 inches
- Habitat: Vernal Wet, Coastal, Bog/Fen/Wetland
- Found In: Steens, Mt. Rainier Np, East Gorge, West Gorge, Olympic Np
- Native: Yes