General: Perennial herb from slender rhizomes; stems 10-25 cm tall, with bracts, lacking leaves, glandular-hairy.
Leaves: In a basal cluster, the stalks 5-15 mm long, the blades egg-shaped to oblong-elliptic, 1-3 cm long, dark green, sometimes whitish net-veined.
Flowers: Inflorescence a terminal, somewhat twisted, 1-sided, bracted, spikelike raceme, the flowers greenish-white, small; sepals 3-3.5 mm long, 1-veined, the upper sepal joined with lateral petals to form a hood over the lip; lip 3-3.5 mm long, pouchlike, beaked.
Fruits: Capsules, ascending or divergent, egg-shaped, 5-9 mm long, tipped by dried flowers.
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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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