General: Erect shrub; stems 0.5-1.5 m tall, rusty soft-hairy.
Leaves: Alternate, evergreen, leathery, oblong to lance-oblong or elliptic, (1.2) 2-6 cm long, 3-15 mm wide, margins strongly to slightly rolled under, tips blunt, upper surface deep green, appearing somewhat wrinkled, glabrous to slightly reddish soft-hairy, copiously rusty or yellowish soft-hairy beneath; stalks 1-5 mm long.
Flowers: In terminal umbrella-like clusters; flower stalks (0.6) 1.2-2.5 cm long, with short, white hairs (rarely with a few contorted, reddish hairs), often glandular, curved in fruit; corollas white, wheel-shaped, 10-12 mm across, the 5 distinct petals spreading, oblong, and 5-8 mm long; calyces less than 1 mm long, minutely white-hairy on margins, sometimes glandular; stamens 5-8, slightly exceeding the styles, filaments glabrous or sometimes hairy at the base.
Fruits: Capsules, narrowly egg-shaped, 4-7 mm long, minutely hairy.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. 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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