Annual herb from a slender taproot; stems prostrate, mat-forming, branched with each branch forked unequally, glabrous or slightly glandular-hairy, up to 20-50 cm long.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves whorled, 4-10 per whorl, linear-oblanceolate to egg-shaped, 5-30 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, narrowed to short stalks.
Inflorescence of axillary clusters of solitary flowers on slender stalks 3-10 mm long; petals lacking; sepals greenish-white, white on the inner surface, 3-veined, oblong, 1.5-2.5 mm long.
Capsules, egg-shaped, 3-4 mm long; seeds 0.5 mm long with narrow longitudinal ridges, dark reddish-brown, shiny.
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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:
Mollugo berteriana Ser.