Etymology: Napaea: from nape for "glade" or "nymph of the glade"
Plants: robust, erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb branching near the top
Leaves: 4"-12", round in outline with 5-9 deep lobes that are coarsely toothed
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide, no bracts below; inflorescence a many-flowered, large, terminal, branched cluster (panicle); blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: wet to moist; woods, streambanks
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FACW- WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key