Erect, slender-branched shrub, stems 0.5-1.2 (2) m tall; young twigs covered with coarse reddish hairs; bark peeling.
Alternate, deciduous, thin, in clusters along branches, especially at tips, narrowly elliptic to ob lanceolate, 4-8 cm long, pointed at ends, entire to wavy-margined, yellowish-green, upper surfaces with fine rusty hairs; stalks 5-10 mm long, glandular-hairy as well as coarsely reddish-hairy.
In axillary clusters of 1 to 4 on previous year's growth; flower stalks slender, up to 1.5 cm long, glandular-hairy; corollas white, broadly bell-shaped, 1.5-2 cm wide, up to 2 cm long, fused near base, the lobes spreading, nearly equal, entire; calyx divided to the base, the 5 lobes 8-10 mm long, leaflike, hairy with fine, gland-tipped, and some long, reddish hairs; stamens 10, filaments densely hairy on the lower half; anthers egg-shaped, unawned.
Capsules, egg-shaped, 6-8 mm long, thick-walled.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Summer to Fall
Source: The USDA
||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
|AT(4), BAFA(3), BWBS(33), CWH(32), ESSF(4614), ICH(336), IDF(6), MH(113), MS(257), SBPS(5), SBS(144), SWB(2)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013