General: Perennial herb from a creeping rhizome; stems erect, solitary, simple, round, smooth or sparsely hairy, 10-30 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves soon deciduous or lacking; stem leaves in whorls of 4, egg-shaped to elliptic, awl-like at the tips, 1-3 cm long, sparsely hairy, with marginal hairs, these pointing forward, 3-veined, unstalked, the lower whorls smaller than upper ones.
Flowers: Inflorescence a small open cluster of 1-3 (6) stalked flowers arising from the centre of the uppermost leaf whorl; corollas whitish to greenish, 2.5-3.5 mm wide, 4-lobed; calyces obsolete.
Fruits: Nutlets, 2, 1.2-1.5 mm long, with numerous, short, hooked hairs.
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:
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