Oclemena nemoralis is a perennial herb, 10-60 cm tall, slightly sticky, rough-hairy, colonial from rhizomes, stems solitary from rhizome and stolon tips.
Leaves alternate, linear to lance-shaped, 1-5 cm long, 0.2-1 cm wide, stalkless, mostly uniform, numerous along stem 40-75 below inflorescence.
Flowers: ray flowers 13-27, pink to purplish, 0.9-1.5 cm long, base of flower head about 0.6 cm long, bracts papery, purple-tinged to greenish, usually sticky; blooming July-Sept.
Fruit dry, 1-seeded achenes, glandular.
Wetland status: FACW+.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. Rare: NYS S3, R.
Habitat: Sphagnum bogs.