E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Romanzoffia tracyi Jeps.
Tracy's romanzoffia (Tracy's mistmaiden)
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf family)

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© Moralea Milne  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #11559)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from well-developed, brown-woolly basal tubers; stems several, ascending, long glandular-hairy, 2-12 cm tall.
Basal leaves numerous, the blades round to kidney-shaped, 1.5-3 cm wide, palmately veined, shallowly lobed or coarsely toothed, stalks 1-8 cm long with expanded, overlapped, slightly thickened bases, these soft-hairy on the margins; stem leaves similar, few, reduced upwards.
Inflorescence of several short-stalked flowers in a compact, terminal cluster; corollas white, usually with yellow centres, 6-8 mm long and wide; calyces equal to or longer than the clefts of the corollas, the lobes linear-lanceolate, soft-hairy.
Capsules, 2-chambered; seeds numerous. vol3_6

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to moist coastal bluffs in the lowland zone; rare on S Vancouver Island; S to N CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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