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Trollius laxus Salisb.
USDA Symbol: TRLA14
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WY Native Distribution:
Alt. to B.C., s. to WA
mts. (var. albiflorus); var. laxus is rare & local from w. CT
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
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff