Perennial herb from a slender rhizome; stems erect, 10-45 cm tall, usually unbranched, not conspicuously bent or zigzag, sparsely fringed with hairs at the nodes.
Stem leaves several, narrowly egg-shaped to elliptic or lanceolate, 3-10 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, unstalked, tapering to a rounded, non-clasping base, shiny beneath, the margins fringed with short, tooth-like, irregularly spaced hairs; basal leaves lacking.
Inflorescence of usually single, stalked flowers nodding from leaf axils, the stalks 0.5-2 cm long, curved but not kinked, sparsely coarse-hairy; flowers usually rose-coloured with whitish tips, sometimes greenish-yellow tinged with purple, bell-shaped, of 6 similar, distinct tepals, the tepals 5-10 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, spreading slightly but not bent back at the tips; stamens 6; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Berries, mostly globe-shaped, red, 5-9 mm wide; seeds several.
||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
|BWBS(8), CMA(1), CWH(1466), ESSF(1722), ICH(1760), IDF(88), MH(320), MS(169), PP(4), SBPS(8), SBS(909), SWB(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
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