Perennial herb from a slender rhizome; stems erect, solitary, simple, yellow-green, glabrous, 4-15 cm tall.
Basal leaves elliptic to oval, 1-2 cm long, forming a rosette; stem leaves opposite, 2-4 pairs, egg-shaped to more elongate, 5-10 mm long.
Inflorescence an erect, terminal, flat-topped cluster of short-stalked flowers; corollas deep blue, greenish-blue or rarely yellowish-white, tubular, 1-2 cm long, lobes 5, widely triangular, 2-2.5 mm long, sinuses with small plicate lobes; calyces 5-7 mm long; stamens shorter than the corolla tubes; anthers up to 1.5 mm long.
Capsules, 1-chambered, broadly lanceolate; seeds flattened, pale tan, honeycomb-pitted, irregularly wrinkled, wing-margined, 0.7-1.0 mm long.
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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(9), BAFA(112), BWBS(2), cma(2), ESSF(88), IMA(42), MH(2), MS(1), SBS(3), SWB(34)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Dasystephana glauca (Pall.) Rydb.
Gentianodes glauca (Pall.) A. Löve & D. Löve