Turkeybeard is native to the eastern United States. It prefers low, sandy ground, such as pine barrens
and mountain woods, in acid soil.
Plants: 31-59" (80-150 cm) tall.
Leaves: Leaves form a basal rosette. Each leaf is narrow—threadlike
to linear, and has serrated edges. Leaves are 12-20" (30-50 cm) × ¹/₁₆-⅛" (2-3 mm).
Flowers: Flowers form a long spikelike raceme, with white
flowers. Each flower is ⅜-⅝" (1-1.6 cm) around, and has 6 tepals. Flowers open from the bottom
of the raceme upward. Flowers late May to early July.
Fruits: Round or oval 3-lobed capsules ⅛-³/₁₆" (4-5.5 mm) long.