Tofieldia glutinosa subsp. brevistyla Hitchc.
FamilyLiliaceae — APG family: Tofieldiaceae
SynonymsTofieldia occidentalis Hult.
DescriptionScape with short, dark glands, leafless or with bract; leaves one-half to two-thirds the length of the scape; spike long, often interrupted; pedicels long, with dark glands; sepals and petals yellowish; capsule stramineous or red; style short, about 1 mm long.
EcologyMarshes, shores. On circumpolar map, the range indicated in eastern North America is that of subsp. glutinosa, which has longer styles and somewhat larger flowers and capsules.
Alaskan specimens of subsp. brevistyla sometimes approach subsp. glutinosa.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.