Distribution: Widespread in the Northern Hemisphere; found throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Habitat: In shallow water or wet mud, in the valleys and plains.
Flowers: June - October
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tiny, glabrous, scapose perennial, with fibrous roots from a small crown.
Leaves all basal, entire, the blades narrowly elliptic, 5-18 mm. long and 2-7 mm. wide, with long, slender petioles, up to 8 cm. long.
Flowers usually solitary on long, slender, lax scapes, or sometimes in a cluster on short pedicels, in a whorl of leaves at the top of a naked stem; calyx 5-toothed, 2-3 mm. high; corolla white or pinkish, inconspicuous, the tube about equal to the calyx, the 5 lobes short and spreading; stamens 4; stigma capitate.
Capsule 2-3.5 mm. high, 1-celled toward the tip.