General: Annual herb from a fibrous root; stems prostrate, freely branched, often mat-forming, glabrous, with milky juice, 5-40 cm long.
Leaves: Stem leaves opposite, lanceolate to oblong, 5-15 mm long, scalloped-toothed to entire, stipules linear, segmented unequally, 1 mm long.
Flowers: Inflorescence of several involucres solitary in leaf-axils; involucres axillary, top-shaped, 1 mm long; glands 5, 4 pinkish and depressed in the centre with whitish appendages, the fifth a short fringed lobe.
Fruits: Capsules, glabrous, 1.5 mm long; seeds 1.2 mm long, greyish, somewhat prismatic, coarsely wrinkled with transverse corrugations, mucilaginous when wet.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
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