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Perennial herb from a stout rhizome; stems ascending, several, branched above, 6-15 cm tall, glabrous and glaucous.
Stem leaves alternate, crowded and rosette-forming on the sterile shoots, overlapping on the flowering stems, egg- to spoon-shaped, 20-30 mm long, 6-12 mm wide, strongly flattened, broadest above the midlength and tapered to the base, green becoming bronze.
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters; petals 5, yellow becoming pinkish with maturity, petals pointed, longer than the stamens, (8) 10-13 mm long, narrowly lanceolate and long-pointed.
Follicles, erect and only very slightly fused at the base.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia