General: Perennial herb from slender rhizomes, with coarse, fibrous roots; stems 10-35 cm tall, long-soft-hairy, leafy.
Leaves: Stem leaves 3 to 5, broadly lanceolate to elliptic, 5-16 cm long, sticky-hairy, ribbed, the base sheathing.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1 to 3 small, terminal flowers; lateral sepals green, 1-1.5 cm long, free almost to base; lateral petals white, broadly linear to oblong, about length of lip; lip balloon-like, egg-shaped, 1.5-2 cm long, white, faintly purple-spotted on inside.
Fruits: Capsules, erect, ellipsoid, 2-3 cm long, hairy.
Moist forests, swamps, river terraces, edges of lakes and streams, and talus slopes in the montane and subalpine zones; infrequent in N and E BC, rare in SC BC; N to AK, YT and NT, E to PQ and S to MT.
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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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