Annual or biennial herb from a slender taproot; stems erect, 1-several, more or less crisp-hairy, 20-60 cm tall.
Basal and stem leaves opposite, linear, appressed, 4-10 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, crisp short-hairy, reduced above; stipules lacking.
Inflorescence in dense, 2- to many-flowered, terminal cluster(s); petals 5, pink to red with pale dots, the stalks 4-5 mm long, narrowly stalklike at the base, the blades more or less egg-shaped, toothed; sepals 5, united, forming a woolly-hairy tube about 15 mm long, 20- to 25-nerved, 5-toothed.
Capsules cylindric, about 15 mm long, 4-valved; seeds comÃ¡pressed, concave on one side, 1-2 mm long.
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
|CDF(5), ICH(2), IDF(4), PP(6)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Dianthus armeria subsp. armeria