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.
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
|CWH(1), ESSF(2), MH(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013