General: Annual herb from a taproot; stems prostrate to decumbent, often branched at base, straight appressed-hairy, 2-25 cm long.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves linear, to 2 cm long and 2 mm wide, appressed-hairy to spreading-hairy, entire, mostly alternate, reduced towards the branch tips.
Flowers: In small clusters along and at tips of stems; corollas tiny (to 3 mm long), white, tubular at base, flaring merely 1 mm wide or less at top.
Fruits: Nutlets usually 4, spreading in pairs, oblong, 1.5-2 mm long, flattened and sunken in the centre, with prominent, upturned or incurved margins beset (mostly above the middle) with hooked prickles.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2013. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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