(Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses)
In Muskoka District this species is represented by one or more infraspecific taxa that are described below.
- var. lacera
In open to partially shaded areas, especially at dry to dry-mesic sites, but also occurs to a much lesser extent on moister sites.
A characteristic plant of open rocky ridges and oak barrens, where it typically grows in thin soil, among mosses and lichens with Poverty Oat Grass, Crinkled Hair Grass, Sheep Sorrel and Low Sweet Blueberry.
Also found in sandy fields and slopes, abandoned sand and gravel pits, roadsides and roadside ditches, and pine woods.
Sometimes found growing in mossy and grassy depressions on rock ridges with Green Adder's-mouth and Hooded Ladies'-tresses.
Blooms from mid to late July through early August.
Very common in Muskoka.
Muskoka Flora - Index
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