© David Badke (Photo ID #75049)
Perennial aquatic herb from a slender rhizome; stems several, branched above, reddish-brown, covered with a gelatinous sheath, 5-40 cm long.
Leaves floating, long-stalked, elliptic or oval, centrally attached to the stems, 5-12 cm long, 3-8 cm wide, gelatinous below.
Solitary on 5-20 cm stalks; sepals and petals 3 (4) each, similar, purplish, linear-oblong, 10-15 mm long; stamens 12-18, purplish, slightly shorter than or equal to the petals.
Oblong, leathery, 6-8 mm long, soon deciduous.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Brasenia peltata Pursh