Etymology: Triglochin: from the Greek tri, "three," and glochis, "a point," referring to the fruit of some species
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-30" tall forb with very slender stems
Leaves: erect, up to 20" long Flowers: 6-parted, each flower stalk curved; inflorescence a 4"-16" spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: oblong capsule,
Habitat: sun; moist; bogs, fens
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native