Plant is a native herbaceous perennial native to the southern
third of Alabama with out-lying populations in east central and
northeast Alabama. It occurs in pitcher plant bogs, in seeps,
in wet pine savannahs, and on boggy roadsides. It is a perennial
with a rhizome.
The leaves primarily form a basal rosette; linear, 2-ranked,
and equitant (having its base folded and partly enclosing the
leaf next above it, as in an iris). There may be 1-3 reduced
leaves at the base of the flowering stalk.
The flowers are produced in a raceme. The stalk of the
raceme is glandular pubescent; clustered 2-7 along the raceme
stalk; 6 white tepals and 6 stamens.
Fruit is an ovoid capsule.
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