Native to dry soil in coniferous forest. Leaves are glossy, deep green, oblanceolate, growing in whorls, and are typically 5 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. Leaf margins have small, sharp teeth. Flower stems produce 5 or 6 small reddish pink flowers in July. Flowers measured at1.5 cm in diameter. Stems are decumbent to erect.
Plants are rhizomatous - forming large colonies.
Rare, listed as an S2S3 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.
Took the above photos July 24th in Lodgepole pine forest in the Cypress Hills, about 450 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.
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