Perennial herb from a thick rhizome; stems erect, hollow, simple or branched, 0.4-1.2 m tall.
Stem leaves alternate, much divided, ultimate segments oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, rounded, 2-8 cm long, 5-12 mm wide.
Inflorescence of axillary or terminal racemes with 15-35 flowers; corollas pink, 20-30 mm long; spurs 12-20 mm long, narrowing at the tip.
Podlike capsules, egg- to pear-shaped, 10-15 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, bursting explosively when ripe; seeds 4 mm long, black, shiny.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
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
|Origin Status||Provincial Status||BC List|
(Red Blue List)
|Native||S3S4||Yellow||NAR (Nov 2006)|
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