A taller, freely branching, rough-angled species, having small, narrow, grass-like leaves and numerous slightly larger flowers than the following. The lance-shaped sepals do not extend beyond the petals and their ten white stamens. The stem is weak and depends upon immediate vegetation for its support. It blossoms from May to July, and flourishes in low meadows and swamps. It ranges from Nova Scotia to Alaska, and south to Kentucky, Louisiana, the Rocky Mountain region, and British Columbia.