Tofieldia pusilla Pers.
  • Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 399 (1805)

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Leaves 1-8 cm, 3- to 7-veined densely caespitose. Stem 1.5-12(-25) cm, leafless. Inflorescence a 5-to 10-flowered head 3-20 mm. Flowers white or greenish, with a base of pedicel; bracteole absent. Perianth-segments 1.5-2.5 mm. Capsule 2.5-3 mm.


Wet places.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate Russian Far East Kamchatka
  • Khabarovsk
  • Magadan
  • Siberia Buryatiya
  • Chita
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • West Siberia
  • Yakutskiya
  • Europe Eastern Europe East European Russia
  • North European Russia
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Europe Finland
  • Føroyar
  • Great Britain
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Svalbard
  • Sweden
  • Southeastern Europe Italy
  • Yugoslavia (Doubtful)
  • Southwestern Europe France
  • Northern America Eastern Canada Labrador
  • Newfoundland
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • North-Central U.S.A. Minnesota
  • Northeastern U.S.A. Michigan
  • Northwestern U.S.A. Montana
  • Subarctic America Alaska
  • Greenland
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon
  • Western Canada Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan


  • 1 Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • 2 Malyschev L.I. & Peschkova , G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 4: 1-238. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • 3 Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1987). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 2: 1-448. Nauka, Leningrad.
  • 4 Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • 5Stearn, W.T. Tofieldia Hudson. Flora Europaea 5, 15 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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