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