The 4 sepals are light green, narrow lance shaped and hang tightly down below the openleaves petals, often in two pairs still attached along one seam.

Leaves are lance-like with small, shallow teeth or toothless, bright to gray-green with red or white veins. Basal leaves are stalked and wither away by flowering time (deciduous), 3 to 10 inches long and 1 to 1½ inches wide. Stem leaves have little to no stalk, 1½ to 7 inches long, the surfaces smooth or with scattered short hairs.

Stems are mostly unbranched to sparsely branched, often reddish with sparse, short hairs or mixed short and long hairs, some glandular tipped.

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