General: Perennial, slightly woody herb from slender, rhizome-like root; stems erect or nearly so, 3-10 cm tall.
Leaves: Evergreen, more or less basal, egg-shaped, 1-4 cm long including the short stalks, 0.6-2 cm wide, thin, veiny, finely-toothed, tips rounded.
Flowers: Inflorescence a single, terminal, nodding flower, 1.3-2.5 cm wide, fragrant; flower stem pimpled above, bracts 1 or 2, about midlength on naked stem; petals 5, distinct, widely spreading, waxy white to pinkish, lance egg-shaped, 7-11 mm long, entire or minutely-fringed; sepals 5, distinct, 1.5-3 mm long, usually bent back, margins ragged-fringed; styles 2-4 mm long, straight; stigmas large, 5-lobed; stamens 10.
Fruits: Capsules, nearly globe-shaped, 5-8 mm wide.
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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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