General: Perennial from a rhizome, with stolons, plants 3-6 cm tall; stems lacking.
Leaves: Basal leaves heart-shaped, the blades 1-3 cm long, 0.7-2.5 cm wide, nearly entire to round-toothed, smooth, the stalks 2-4 cm long; stem leaves lacking; stipules lanceolate, membranous, glandular-toothed.
Flowers: Inflorescence of single, axillary flowers; petals 5, white, the lower petal 5-12 mm long including the 1- to 3-mm long spur, the lower 3 usually purple-pencilled, the lateral pair sometimes not bearded; sepals 5, lanceolate; style heads smooth.
Fruits: Capsules, smooth, 5-9 mm long; seeds brown to nearly black.
Moist to wet streambanks, seepage sites, bogs and woodlands in the lowland and montane zone; frequent throughout BC, absent in NE BC and the Queen Charlotte Islands; N to NT, E to Labr. and NF and S to ME, NH, PA, GA, AL, MS, CO, UT, NV and CA.
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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