Annual herb from a slender taproot; stems 15-60 cm tall, usually much branched especially above, glabrous to densely soft-hairy.
Linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1.5-5 cm long, 1-2 (7) mm wide, entire, gradually reduced upward.
Inflorescence raceme-like, several-flowered, the flowers on slender stalks, opening at dawn; petals 1.2-3 mm long, white to pinkish; sepals 1-3 mm long; largest stamens 0.9-2 mm long; ovaries hairy.
Capsules, 4-12 mm long, cylindric, glabrous to soft-hairy, constricted between seeds, 4 chambers; stalks erect to spreading, 2-8 mm long, thread-like; seeds 3-18, alternate to nearly opposite when compared between chambers, sometimes in 2 rows in a chamber and overlapping, 1-1.5 mm long, glabrous to densely fine-hairy.
||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
|ESSF(1), IDF(22), MS(4), PP(8)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013