linear, lanceolate, oblanceolate
May - July
0.2 - 0.7
The inner whorl of phyllaries is translucent, allowing the colors of the developing flowers to be seen.The common name greenthread, refers to the thread-like appearance of the foliage.
Many butterflies feed on this nectar plant that blooms profusely from April to June.
Prefers disturbed sites in dry, sandy or gravelly soil.