Annual herb from a taproot; stems prostrate, hairy, mat-forming, the mats up to 100 cm wide, freely branching.
Stem leaves opposite, pinnately lobed with 4-8 pairs of leaflets, the leaflets egg-shaped, 5-15 mm long; stipules 1-2 mm long.
Inflorescence of short-stalked, single, axillary flowers; petals 5, yellow, 3-5 mm long; sepals 5.
Schizocarps, of 5 nutlike segments, the segments horny, 2-spined, the spines 2-6 mm long; fruit segments 2-4 seeded. vol5_7 PTERIDOPHYTES10
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