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Trollius laxus (American globeflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Trollius laxus

American globeflower

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

USDA Symbol: TRLA14

USDA Native Status:

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.

The name Globeflower refers to the shape of the flower in cultivated species (this native western species is much flatter).

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Light 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.

Propagation

Description: Sow seeds soon after fall harvest.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Trollius laxus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trollius laxus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trollius laxus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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