Leaves, Side A
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
The leaves of this species are equitant. This means they are folded lengthwise, with the margins fused and pointing toward the stem. A diagram illustrating this is found here.
This species used to be known as Tofieldia glutinosa. This is the name used by Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta, so the notes below refer to the old nomenclature. Species with glandular-pubescent stems and and seeds with appendages (such as this one) have now been removed from Tofieldia and placed in Triantha. See the key to the Liliaceae genera in the Flora of North America.
Glutinosa: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora (BF) and Flora of Alberta (FOA) leading to this species.
Tofieldia: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora (BF) and Flora of Alberta (FOA) leading to this genus.
Liliaceae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this family.