Annual herb from a fibrous root; stems ascending to erect, 1- to several, branching from the base, 2-5 (8) cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves linear, alternate, 6-20 mm long, 0.4-0.6 mm wide.
Inflorescence of small axillary racemes with 4-12 flowers on recurved stalks 2-4 mm long; petals 5, white, 1.5-2.5 mm long; sepals 2, 1.5-2.5 mm long; stamens usually 3.
Capsules, egg-shaped, 1.4-1.8 mm long; seeds usually 3, black, shiny, smooth, 0.8-1.2 mm long, appendage lacking.
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
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Claytonia dichotoma Nutt.
Montiastrum dichotomum (Nutt.) Rydb.