Perennial herb from a slender rhizome; stems decumbent, rooting nodally, hairy in longitudinal lines, several, branched, often matted, 7-50 cm long.
basal leaves lacking; stem leaves opposite, stalked below, unstalked above, egg-shaped to elliptic, 0.5-4.5 cm long, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, fleshy, hairy; stipules lacking.
Inflorescence of single flowers in the leaf axils or terminal flowers in an open cluster; petals 5, white, deeply 2-cleft, 2-3 mm long; sepals 5, oblong-lanceolate, 3-4.5 mm long, hairy and more or less glandular.
Capsules straw-coloured, egg-shaped, 4-5 mm long, 6-valved; seeds about 0.9-1.3 mm long, reddish-brown, minutely roughened.
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(23), CWH(2), ESSF(2), ICH(1), IDF(2), PP(2), SBS(6)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013