General: Perennial herb from a slender rhizome; stems 5-25 cm tall, hairy at least in the upper part.
Leaves: Leaves of flowering stems 2 to 3, alternate, egg-shaped, rounded to somewhat heart-shaped at the base, 3-10 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, short-stalked to nearly unstalked, smooth above, hairy beneath, the margins entire, fringed with long hairs; basal leaves lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence a loose, cylindrical, terminal cluster of several to many spreading flowers; flowers cream to white, wheel-shaped, 4-6 mm across, of 4 similar, distinct tepals, the tepals oblong, blunt, about 2 mm long, becoming reflexed; stamens 4, shorter than tepals; pistil 1, 2-chambered.
Fruits: Berries, globe-shaped, at first green mottled with brown, then pale red, 3-4 mm wide; seeds 1 or 2.
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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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