This is a rather delicate looking but very hardy plant with linear leaves that may go unnoticed until the flowering stem starts to grow in the summer. The stem is covered by sticky hairs, up to 30-40 cm tall, and bears a cluster of white flowers with conspicuous orange stamens. It will get more attention again in the fall when the capsules will turn purple-red and contrast beautifully with the yellowish of the other surrounding plants.
Good for perennial mixes around ponds, streams, and naturalized wet areas. In the wild habitat it grows together with the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia), Parnassia, Solidago ohioensis…
Germination: cold-moist stratification for 2-3 months and the seeds are very fine and need to be sown superficially. (For fine seeds that need cold-moist stratification and light for germination the easy way is to sow on top of the mix in a small pot, place it inside a Ziploc bag and keep it in the fridge for the required time; afterwards place the Ziploc bag under light for germination; gradually start opening the bag only after you see signs of germination).