E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Romanzoffia sitchensis Bong.
Sitka romanzoffia (Sitka mistmaiden)
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf family)

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Distribution of Romanzoffia sitchensis
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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a short stem base and a bulbous base; stems several, ascending, glabrous, 10-30 cm tall.
Leaves:
Basal leaves numerous, the blades round to kidney-shaped, 1-4 cm wide, palmately veined, shallowly lobed or coarsely toothed, stalks 1-6 cm long with expanded, overlapped thickened bases, these woolly-hairy on the margins; stem leaves similar, few, reduced, near the base of the stem.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of several stalked flowers in a loose, elongate, terminal cluster; corollas white, usually with yellow centres, 6-11 mm long and wide; calyces shorter than the clefts of the corollas, the lobes linear-lanceolate, glabrous or minutely glandular.
Fruits:
Capsules, 2-chambered; seeds numerous.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to wet cliffs and talus slopes from the upper montane to alpine zones; frequent on Vancouver Island, less frequent on the Queen Charlotte Islands, Cascade Mountains and SE BC; N to SE AK, E to AB and S to ID, MT and N CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Romanzoffia sitchensis

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 30 504 2030
Slope Gradient (%) 0 29 85
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
8 57 315
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
3 4 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
D
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
18
Modal BEC Zone Class
CWH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CWH(10), MH(4)

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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