General: Perennial herb from a taproot and slender, branched stem-base; stems numerous, erect to ascending, tufted, usually glaucous, glabrous below and glandular-hairy on the upper stems and in the inflorescence, 5-20 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves many, grasslike, erect or ascending to somewhat lax, rather soft, sharply pointed, toothed along the margins, 2-6 cm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, 1-nerved, finely fringed to glabrous; stem leaves opposite, grasslike, reduced upwards, 2-5 pairs, to 4 cm long; stipules lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1-3 flowers in small open clusters; petals 5, white, egg-shaped, 5-9 mm long; sepals 5, 3-5 mm long, egg-shaped, the margins membranous and often violet-tinged, obtuse or abruptly sharp-pointed.
Fruits: Capsules egg-shaped, 5-8 mm long, sparsely glandular, 6-valved; seeds 1.5-2 mm long, kidney-shaped, flattened, slightly warty.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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