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Pleea tenuifolia [= Tofieldia tenuifolia]

Rush Featherling

Scientific Name:

Pleea tenuifolia [= Tofieldia tenuifolia]

Genus:

Pleea

Species Epithet:

tenuifolia

Common Name:

Rush Featherling

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Locally abundant in wet savannas, pocosin margins,usually in peaty soil, locally abundant in a few counties in se. NC, rare inland (very rarely as far as Cumberand County, NC)...A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain & Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Habitat

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Plants

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Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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