Trollius laxus Salisb.
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: TRLA14
The showy, pure white to cream, cup-shaped flowers are up to 1 1/2 in. wide with numerous bright yellow stamens. The 6-20 in. stems are usually clustered together. Solitary blossoms occur terminally. Leaves are palmately lobed into sharply toothed segments.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CO , CT , ID , MT , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Alt. to B.C., s. to WA & CO mts. (var. albiflorus); var. laxus is rare & local from w. CT to NJ, w. to OH
Native Habitat: Cool swamps; alpine meadows; wet slopes; pond edges
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Var. albiflorus, a plant of the Rocky Mts. and westward, differs only slightly from var. laxus of e. U.S., which has slightly narrower, more yellowish sepals.
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds soon after fall harvest.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Trollius laxus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trollius laxus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trollius laxus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff