Perennial herb from a slender rhizome; stems prostrate to ascending, several, branched, matted, glabrous, 3-20 cm tall/long.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves opposite, egg-shaped, abruptly sharp-pointed, 5-12 mm long, 2.5-8.0 mm wide, glabrous except for a few long basal, marginal hairs, unstalked or the lower ones short-stalked; stipules lacking.
Inflorescence of solitary flowers in the leaf axils; petals lacking; sepals 4 or 5, egg-shaped to elliptic, 2-3 mm long, very slightly or not at all papery on the margins, more or less obtuse.
Capsules globose-egg-shaped, 2-4 mm long, 6-valved; seeds 0.6-0.7 mm long, dark brown, finely though distinctly cross-wrinkled with undulate ridges.
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
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Alsine obtusa (Engelm.) Rose
Alsine viridula Piper
Alsine washingtoniana (B.L. Rob.) A. Heller
Stellaria viridula (Piper) H. St. John
Stellaria washingtoniana B.L. Rob.