General: Perennial herb from a slender rhizome, stolons threadlike, with some leaves, tipped with compact, fleshy bulblets; stems erect, 5-80 cm tall, simple or branched, short stiff-hairy in lines below, stiff-hairy above.
Leaves: Mostly opposite, nearly linear to lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 1.5-7 cm long, 0.2-1.9 cm wide, blunt, entire or slightly toothed, glabrous except margins and veins short stiff-hairy; unstalked or nearly so.
Flowers: Inflorescence loosely racemose to paniculate, densely short stiff-hairy, nodding to erect in bud; hypanthium 0.6-1.8 mm long; petals 2-9 mm long, white to pinkish, notched; sepals 1.4-4.5 mm long, short stiff-hairy; anthers 0.4-1 mm long; ovaries 1.4-3 cm long, densely short stiff-hairy; styles 1-4.5 mm long; stigmas cylindric to club-shaped.
Fruits: Capsules, linear, 3-9 cm long, short stiff-hairy; stalks slender, 1.5-6 cm long; seeds 1.4-2.2 mm long, pimply, tuft of hairs white to tawny, 5-7 mm long, persisting.
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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