Plant: perennial herb Leaves: all basal, lower surface covered with brown, woolly hairs; blades ovate-elliptic, 1-3 cm long, the base attenuate, the margin serrate; petiole 0.6-2.5 cm long, flattened INFLORESCENCE: 6-25 cm tall, usually much branched and open, covered with pink to purple-tipped glandular hairs Flowers: more than 10; sepals erect, triangular, pink to reddish; petals 4-7 mm long, 2-3 times longer than sepals, oblanceolate-obovate, white to pink; filaments lanceolate, sometimes pink; anthers usually pink-purple; ovary more or less superior; nectaries ribbon-like Fruit: FRUITS 2(-3) valved; SEEDS smooth to ridged Misc: Wet banks and slopes; 1200-2700 m (4000-9000 ft); Mar-Jul Notes: CAUDEX simple to branched; bulblets 0 NOTES: Elvander, Patrick. 1992. Saxifragaceae. Ariz.-Nev. Acad. Sci. 26(1)2.
JANAS 26(1), Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Herbaceous perennials, leafy or scapose, generally a basal rosette. Leaves: Ovate-elliptic, with dentate margins, attenuate at the base, all basal, lanate beneath with long, reddish hairs, petioles ciliate also with reddish hairs. Flowers: White to pink with 5 petals and 5 sepals, sepals erect, triangular, pink to red, born in lax, much-branched cymules with few flowers, covered with pink glandular hairs with purple tips, filaments pink, lanceolate, anthers pink to purple, stamens 10. Fruits: Follicles beaked, divergent, with many seeds. Ecology: Found on wet banks and slopes from 5,000-8,500 ft (1524-2591 m); flowering March-May. Notes: This pretty little flower is notable for its strongly dentate, basal leaves, lax inflorescence with white or pink flowers, and the plant more or less covered with pink or red hairs. Synonyms: None Editor: LCrumbacher, 2011