General: Perennial herb from a short rootstock and fibrous root; stems ascending to erect, usually solitary, simple, 10-30 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves egg-shaped to elliptic, 1-2.5 cm long, tapered basally, entire, the stalks from subequal to 3 times longer than the blade; stem leaves solitary, reduced, lanceolate, 0.7-1.8 cm long, located below midlength.
Flowers: Inflorescence of single terminal flowers; petals 5, white, 4-7 (10) mm long, usually 5-veined, outer veins less conspicuous than the inner ones; sterile stamens with a thickened base flared upwards and divided into 7 slender segments.
Fruits: Capsules, egg-shaped, 7-11 mm long; seeds numerous.
Notes: This species might better be treated as a smaller-flowered variety of P. palustris.
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