General: Insect-eating perennial herb; stems erect, 5-18 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves erect or ascending, the blades oblong-oblanceolate to oblong spoon-shaped, 1-4 cm long, 3-7 mm wide, the stalks 2-6 cm long, hairy, the long, reddish blade-hairs on upper surface stalked with gland-tipped, sticky, insect-trapping fluid; stem leaves lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence of raceme-like terminal cymes of 1-7 flowers, opening in full sun in a coiled cluster on one side of the stem; petals white, 6-10 mm long; calyces 4-6 mm long, fused to at least 1/3 their length.
Fruits: Capsules, many seeded; seeds 1-1.5 mm long, egg-shaped, black.
Swamps, bogs, fens, wet meadows and lakeshores in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; frequent in S BC, rare northward; circumpolar, N to AK, YT and NT, E to NF and S to MI, WI, ID, NV and N CA; Eurasia, Hawaii.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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