These wildflowers are well suited to Manitoba's moist prairies and woodlands and/or prairie wetlands.
Moist soils may be subject to periodic flooding during spring melt or after heavy rains but do not remain water-logged. They are typically found in the transition zone between wetland and upland and can vary between clay, silt, loam and sand. The dominant graminoids, or grass-like plants, in these habitats are grasses (not sedges).
Wet soils are always water-logged and often subject to periods of standing water. Soils range from mineral to muck or peat and are characteristic of marshes and river edges. Species diversity is typically low. The dominant graminoids are sedges.