Dwarf shrub, mat-forming; stems prostrate to decumbent, 5-15 cm long, minutely hairy.
Evergreen, alternate, spreading, linear- to lance-shaped, 2.5-5 mm long, upper surface flat, lower surface convex and somewhat keeled (not grooved), glabrous, margins often somewhat irregular; short-stalked.
Solitary and terminal, nodding; flower stalks stout, 3-10 mm long, finely hairy; corollas white or pinkish, broadly bell-shaped, 5-7 mm long, the lobes longer than tube; calyces reddish, oblong-egg-shaped, 3-3.5 mm long, irregularly finely-toothed; stamens broadened at the base.
Capsules, nearly globe-shaped, about 5 mm wide.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
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(3), BAFA(21), BWBS(1), CMA(19), CWH(7), ESSF(7), MH(48), SWB(3)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Cassiope stelleriana (Pall.) DC.