Stems decumbent and rooting below, the distal part erect or ascending, branched, 2-4 dm; lvs numerous, leathery, sessile, linear-oblong, 1-2 cm, obtuse, revolute, entire or serrulate; pedicels solitary or few from some of the upper axils, very slender, 6-10 mm; pet green, 2.5 mm. Rocky woods in the mts.; w. Va. to s. O. and e. Ky. Apr., May.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.