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Douglasia laevigata
smooth douglasia, cliff dwarf-primrose
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon.

Habitat: Moist coastal bluffs to rocky alpine ridges.

Flowers: March-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Mat-forming perennial herbs, the stems ascending, dichotomously branched.


Leaves in rosettes at the end of the branches, oblong-oblanceolate, 5-20 mm. long and 2-5 mm. broad, usually with a few teeth, glabrous or with hairs on the margins.


Flowers in umbels on leafless, stellate-pubescent peduncles 2-7 cm. long; umbels tightly 2- to 10-flowered, the pedicels 2-15 mm. long; subtended by an involucre of 4-8 ovate-lanceolate, acute, 3-8 mm. long bracts; calyx united its length, 6-7 mm. long, the 5 lobes lanceolate, acute; corolla deep pinkish-rose, the tube 6-7 mm. long, the 5 lobes oblong-obovate, rounded, 4-5 mm. long; stamens 5, opposite the corolla lobes, attached above mid-length on the corolla.


Capsule opening by 5 valves.