STEMS: slender, weak, many, 5-10 cm high, glabrous. LEAVES: 4-10 mm long, linear-oblanceolate to obovate, glabrous. FLOWERS: solitary or 1-4 on slender axillary peduncles; corolla 3-parted, the broadly ovate lobes ascending, much longer than ovaries, white or pinkish. NOTES: See also the parent taxon for further description. Along streams and lake margins; wet meadows, mixed forests: Apache, Coconino, Navajo cos.; 2300-2900 m (7500-9500 ft); Jul-Sep; mountainous areas ofw N. Amer. to AK. REFERENCES: Dempster, Lauramay T. 1995. Rubiaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Sci. 29(l): 29.