Small-flowered willow-herb on the dry talus slopes of Canyon Creek in the Klickitat State Wildlife Recreation Area in western Klickitat County........April 23, 2009.
Small-flowered Willow-herb is a small, freely branched annual wildflower. Its leaves are primarily opposite. The leaves are oblong-lanceolate in shape and short petioled, with a length from 10 to 25 mm. The flowers are found in the axils of the terminal, alternate leaves. The four petals are white to pink, 2 to 4 mm long. Individual petals are bilobed at the tip.
Small-flowered Willow-herb is found in gravelly or dry soils, from sea level to well up in the mountains.
Small-flowered Willow-herb is found from British Columbia south to California, and eastward to Montana. In the Columbia River Gorge, it is found from approximately Crown Point east to about Lyle, WA, and usually between 100'-4000'.