Tufted perennial herb from a taproot and a usually much branched stem-base; stems erect, 2-20 cm tall, starlike-hairy.
All basal, narrowly oblanceolate, 0.7-1.5 cm long, 1-4 mm wide, hairy with stalked, 4-rayed, starlike hairs, the hairs again branched; margins hairy-fringed with branched or starlike hairs; midribs somewhat persistent as threadlike processes; stem leaves absent except on new shoots.
Racemes 3- to 15-flowered; petals yellow, 4-5.5 mm long; sepals 2.5-3.5 mm long, sparsely soft-hairy.
Silicles, 6-10 mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide, lanceolate to egg-shaped, plane, hairy to nearly glabrous or glabrous; lowest fruiting stalks 4-18 mm long, ususally twice the length of the silicles, ascending, starlike-hairy; styles 0.4-1 mm long; seeds 8-14, 1.2-1.5 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
|AT(25), BAFA(8), ESSF(11), IMA(4), MS(1), SWB(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013