© Ian Cumming (Photo ID #2573)
Medium-sized shrub, 0.5-2 m tall; stems erect, glabrous or very sparingly short-hairy with loose, shredding copper-coloured bark.
Deciduous, alternate, appearing whorled, elliptic-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, 1-5 cm long, 0.4-1 cm wide, rounded with short, abrupt tooth-like tip, narrowly tapered towards base, entire, light green, lower surface pale; nearly stalkless.
Mostly solitary, terminal; corollas salmon or copper-coloured, saucer-shaped, the 5 distinct petals spreading, oblong-elliptic, 10-15 mm long; calyx lobes 5, 4-10 mm long, margins minutely-hairy; filaments glabrous, 5-8 mm long; styles curved, about 1 cm long.
Capsules, nearly globe-shaped, 4-9 mm wide.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present over the
||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
|BAFA(1), BWBS(2), CMA(3), CWH(92), ESSF(7), IDF(2), MH(188), MS(3), SBS(1), SWB(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Cladothamnus pyroliflorus Bong.
Elliottia pyroliflorus (Bong.) S.W. Brim & P.F. Stevens