General: Perennial herb from fibrous roots; stems 2-12 cm tall, soft- to woolly-hairy.
Leaves: Basal leaves round- to kidney-shaped, 0.3-1.2 cm long, 0.4-2.3 cm wide, 3- to 9-lobed, smooth, stalked, often with bulblets in the axils; stem leaves 1 or a few, alternate, fewer-lobed, without bulblets, short-stalked or unstalked.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1 to few flowers, without bulblets; petals white to pink, 3-5 mm long, 1- to 3-veined; calyces green to reddish-purple, the lobes 5, egg-shaped to lanceolate or lance-oblong, 1-4.5 mm long, sparsely glandular-hairy; stamens 10.
Fruits: Capsules, 4-9 mm long; seeds brown, about 0.5 mm long, minutely wrinkled.
Moist to wet rock outcrops, gravelly slopes, streambanks and talus slopes in the subalpine and alpine zones; frequent throughout BC except absent from the Queen Charlotte Islands; circumpolar, N to AK, YT and NT, E to NF and S to NH, NM, AZ and CA; Iceland, N Eurasia.
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
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