Showy, enlarged calyx when in fruit, 3-sided greenish-pink to red, measured to 2 cm wide and long. Flowers are greenish and minute (not shown). Branching growth habit, plants have both basal and stem leaves. Leaves are elliptical, entire, waxy to touch. A typical leaf blade measured to 11 cm long and 4 cm wide. These plants form large colonies by way of their woody, underground shoots. Plants glabrous.
Native to sandy soil in SW Saskatchewan. Common in sandy ground in south western Saskatchewan.
I measured plants growing to 32 cm tall.
Took the above photos June 4th growing in a ditch about 300 km west of our home in Regina, SK.
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