General: Annual herb from a slender taproot; stems ascending or more often mostly prostrate to decumbent, several, much-branched, more or less glandular-hairy, 10-30 cm tall/long, 0.6-2.0 mm in diameter.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, linear, 1-3 cm long, about 1 mm wide, circular in cross section, abruptly slender-pointed; stipules egg-shaped, 2-4 mm long.
Flowers: Inflorescence several flowers in an open cluster; petals 5, pink with a white base, egg-shaped, blunt, 2.5-3 mm long; sepals 5, often pink-tinged, lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, glabrous to moderately glandular-hairy.
Fruits: Capsules 3-6.4 mm long, 3-valved; seeds brown, nearly smooth but often somewhat pimply, mostly 0.6-0.9 mm long, wingless.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
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