Perennial vine from a rhizome; stems shrubby below, 0.1-3 m long.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves widely egg-shaped, sometimes with basal lobes, heart-shaped at the base, 2.5-8 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide.
Inflorescence of terminal, umbrella-shaped clusters of flowers on stalks 1.5-4 cm long; corollas blue or violet, lobed, the lobes 5-9 mm long but soon bent back; calyces 3-4 mm long; anthers yellow.
Berries, globe- to egg-shaped, bright red, 8-11 mm wide; seeds 2-3 mm long.
||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
|BG(4), CDF(1), CWH(4), ICH(1), IDF(4), PP(10)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013