Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, solitary, simple, finely glandular, especially when flowering, otherwise smooth or nearly so, 10-60 cm tall.
Basal leaves soon deciduous; stem leaves opposite, lowermost leaves egg-shaped with short-stalks, others more oblong or elliptic and stalkless, smooth or nearly so, 1-4.5 cm long, 3-18 mm wide.
Inflorescence of terminal, more or less cylindric clusters; corollas white or pale pink, 2-3.5 mm long, 2-lobed, with a thick spur, the tip not enlarged; calyces lacking.
Achenes, dry, 2-4 mm long, convex side of body not keeled, grooved lengthwise, winged, the wing margins thickened, smooth or evenly hairy.
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
|CDF(5), ICH(1), IDF(1), PP(2)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Plectritis macrocera subsp. grayi (Suksd.) Morey