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Authors: Desf.  

Botanical Description

Rhizomes slender, far-creeping. Stems to 20cm or more in height, each one bearing only two to four oblanceolate to elliptic leaves 2-6cm in length. Flowers in loose racemes, white and starry, to 6mm wide, summer. Northern U.S.A., Canada and adjacent Siberia, in damp mossy woods, bogs and lake shores in peaty soil, from sea to alpine levels.