Perennial herb from a very slender rhizome; stems spreading to erect, 5-15 (20) cm tall, unbranched, not conspicuously bent or zigzag, fringed with coarse hairs at the nodes.
Stem leaves several (3 to 8), broadly lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, 0.5-2 cm wide, unstalked, tapering to a rounded, slightly clasping base, the margins with tiny, closely crowded teeth; basal leaves lacking.
Inflorescence of single, stalked flowers nodding or drooping from the axils of the upper 1-5 leaves, the stalks 0.3-1 cm long, curved but not kinked, smooth; flowers greenish-purple to rose-coloured with greenish tips, saucer-shaped, of 6 similar, distinct tepals, the tepals 2-4 mm long, narrowly egg-shaped, spreading, somewhat curved back at the tip; stamens 6; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Berries, globe-shaped, red, 4-6 mm wide; seeds few.
||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(1), CWH(404), ESSF(452), ICH(394), IDF(14), MH(91), MS(21), SBS(44)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013