General: Perennial herb from a stout rhizome and rootstock; stems ascending to erect, several, branched above, 5-22 cm tall, glabrous and glaucous.
Leaves: Basal leaves in a rosette; stem leaves alternate, oblong to spoon-shaped or wedge-shaped, 0.5-2.5 cm long, succulent, flattened, broadest above the midlength and tapered to the base, strongly crowded, pale green to reddish in full sun, glaucous.
Flowers: Inflorescence of terminal, flat-topped umbrella-shaped clusters; petals 5, bright yellow, 7-10 mm long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate but not long-pointed.
Fruits: Follicles, erect but strongly spreading.
Notes: Two weakly separated varieties occur in BC:
1. Rosette leaves lightly glaucous..................... var. spathulifolium.
1. Rosette leaves strongly glaucous.................... var. pruinosum (Britt.) Boivin
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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