© Irmgard & Gerald Carter (Photo ID #7790)
Tufted perennial herb from a taproot; stems often mat-forming, 5-10 cm tall.
Opposite, linear, fused at the base in pairs, hairless except for the cobwebby-fringed margins towards the base, 5-20 mm long, 1-2 mm wide.
Inflorescence of single stalkless flowers at the ends of the stems; corollas pink to lavender or whitish, the tube 9-17 mm long, spreading flat into five wide lobes 5-9 mm long; calyces long woolly-hairy or cobwebby-hairy, the 5 teeth narrow, thickened.
Capsules, ellipsoid, 3-chambered; seeds usually 1 per chamber.
Present over the Summer
Source: The USDA
||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), CMA(2), ESSF(76), IDF(31), IMA(2), MH(17), MS(6), PP(44)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
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