General: Perennial herb from a long stolon and rhizome; stems erect, branched above, glabrous, 5-80 cm tall.
Leaves: Stem leaves oblong to rounded, unstalked, obtuse, 1-3 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, glabrous with black marginal dots.
Flowers: Inflorescence up to 50+ flowered; petals pale to bright yellow, 7-12 mm long; sepals narrowly egg-shaped to triangular, obtuse, 3-4 mm long; stamens 75-100, united basally into 3 groups; styles 3, 3-5 mm long.
Fruits: Membranous capsules, 6-9 mm long; seeds yellow to brownish, about 0.8 mm long, finely net-veined and longitudinally grooved.
Notes: Two subspecies occur in Bcd:
1. Stems few branched in the inflorescence, mostly 5-20 cm tall; leaves rounded; plants infrequent at higher elevations in S BC, most common in SE BC....................... ssp. nortoniae (M.E. Jones) J. Gillett
1. Stems branched below the inflorescence, mostly 20-80 cm tall; leaves narrowly egg-shaped; infrequent at lower elevations in S BC, most common in SW BC..........................ssp. scouleri
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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