Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, nearly hairless to fine glandular-hairy, with numerous, ascending, simple branches, 10-60 cm tall.
All along the stem, alternate, reduced upwards, some lower leaves 3-cleft into narrow segments, the other leaves entire, linear, 2-4 cm long, 1 mm wide.
Inflorescence an open, leafy, terminal, panicle-like cluster of several stalked flowers; corollas white to pale-blue, 4-7 mm long, the tube twice as long as the 5 blunt to sharp-pointed lobes; calyces 2.5-4 mm long, the 5 lobes minutely spine-tipped.
Capsules, 3-chambered, 3-4 mm long; seeds 1 per chamber, 2.5-3.5 mm long, dark, becoming sticky when moistened.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Ipomopsis minutiflora (Benth.) V.E. Grant