Perennial herb from tubers, 1-4 cm long, with a few fibrous roots; stems 15-90 cm tall.
Basal 2 to 5, oblanceolate, 7-15 cm long, 0.5-4 cm wide; stem leaves bractlike.
Inflorescence a terminal, spikelike raceme, 5-40 cm long, usually open, sometimes densely-flowered above, the flowers small, green, faintly-scented, the scent pleasant; sepals 2-5.5 mm long, lanceolate, the upper sepal ascending or pointed forward; petals 2-5.5 mm long, lanceolate, somewhat erect to pointed forward; lip 2-5 mm long, oblong to triangular, usually pointed downward, the tip upcurved; spur 1.5-5 mm long, pointed back or downward.
Capsules, ellipsoid, ascending to erect.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Piperia unalascensis (Spreng.) Rydb.