Perennial herb from a short rootstalk, without stolons; stems erect, smooth, largely underground but the aerial stems 6-15 cm tall.
Basal leaves egg-shaped to lanceolate, entire or slightly wavy, smooth to sparsely hairy, the blades 2-6 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, the stalks 3-10 cm long; stem leaves few, similar; stipules joined to the stem with the free end entire to toothed, smooth.
Inflorescence of single, axillary flowers; petals 5, yellow, the lower petal 1.2-2 cm long including the 1- to 2-mm long spur, the lower 3 usually brown-penicilled and sometimes tinged with brown, the lateral pair bearded; sepals 5, lanceolate.
Capsules, smooth; seeds light brown.
||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