Etymology: Triadenum: Greek for "three glands"
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-24" tall forb
Leaves: oblong, 2-3 times as long as wide, rounded at the tip, stalkless, dark-dotted below with translucent glands
Flowers: pinkish, 5-parted, 2/3"-3/4" wide, sepals elliptical or oblong; inflorescence a branched, terminal cluster (cyme); blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: oval to cylindrical, 3 chambered, abruptly-narrowing, orange capsule
Habitat: wet; bogs, marshes, shores