General: Perennial herb from a stout, woody taproot and short, thick, usually partially subterranean stem-base, forming thick mats up to 30 cm wide; stems prostrate to ascending, simple, several, 5-20 cm tall/long, white-woolly.
Leaves: Basal leaves linear to oblanceolate, usually white- or greyish-hairy beneath, grey to greenish above, the blades 3-7 cm long, the stalks up to 2 cm long; stem leaves lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence a simple umbel, subtended by 4-6 usually leaflike, sometimes reduced, bracts; flower stalks naked; involucres narrowly bell-shaped, hairy, 3-8 mm long, squared off at the tip or with 4-5 shallow, erect to slightly spreading lobes; perianths yellowish or rose-tinged with long, stalk-like bases, soft-hairy throughout, 3-6 mm long, deeply 6-lobed.
Fruits: Achenes, 3-angled, slightly hairy above the middle, about 4 mm long.
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
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
2021-09-16 3:25:27 PM
The information contained in the E-Flora atlas pages is derived from expert
sources as cited in each section. This information is scientifically based.
E-Flora also acts as a portal to other sites via deep links. As
always, users should refer to the original sources for complete information.
E-Flora BC is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the