Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
R. W. Smith
Bogs, tamarack swamps, meadows, sandy-peaty shores and dried lake-beds, marshes, borders of ponds; often with S. alba, but relatively restricted to acidic soils, and sometimes in drier settings.
The flowers are normally an attractive pink. A white-flowered form is known but has apparently not yet been found in Michigan; the tomentose leaves would readily distinguish it from S. alba. The tomentum on the undersides of the leaves is yellowish or brownish.