Where is Bog asphodel (Narthecium americanum)
located in the wild?
Stone (1911, 1912), in describing the species from New Jersey, identified its habitat as wet, sandy bogs, streams, and moist savannahs. Plants also inhabit quaking bog mats that are fed by \"\"\"\"springy seeps\"\"\"\" and the borders of white cedar swamps (Schuyler 1990). In general, Narthecium americanum grows in firm, sandy soils in areas that may be briefly flooded but do not accumulate deep standing water; Narthecium americanum does not tolerate stagnant water. Associated herbaceous species include: Aster nemoralis, Calamagrostis pickeringii, Calamovilfa brevipilis, Juncus caesariensis, Lophiola americana, Muhlenbergia torreyana, Platanthera integra, Pogonia ophioglossoides, Rhynchospora oligantha, Schizaea pusilla, and Tofieldia racemosa (Stone 1912, Schuyler 1990); Sphagnum moss is also well-developed in these sites.
Narthecium americanum is found in bogs and pine barrens of the coastal plain from New Jersey to South Carolina (Gleason and Cronquist 1991, NatureServe 2001). Tatnall (1946) reported two occurrences
States & Provinces:
Bog asphodel can be found in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Valley Authority