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Annual herb from a slender taproot; stems erect to ascending, branched, hairy, sometimes glandular, 1-20 cm tall.
Basal leaves oblanceolate with a stalk-like base; stem leaves opposite, egg-shaped to elliptic-oblong, 5-18 mm long, white-hairy; stipules lacking.
Inflorescence in a spreading cluster; flowers stalks at first sharply deflexed at the base, later almost erect, glandular-hairy; petals 5, white, narrow, 2-4 mm long, slightly notched; sepals 5, narrowly lanceolate, sharp-pointed, 3-5 mm long, glandular-hairy, broadly papery-margined.
Capsules cylindric, 4.5-6.5 mm long, 10-valved; stalks of the fruits curved downwards at first, later almost erect; seeds yellowish-brown, 0.4-0.6 mm long. vol2_6
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia