Amphibious. Stems prostrate, branched, growing outward for 18 in. or less, rooting like strawberry stolons. Basal and lower stem leaves with 1–3 in. petioles, linear to lance-shaped, entire; upper stem leaves smaller. Flowers small and yellow at stem tips, mostly with 5 petals. Grows in wet meadows, shallow water at edges of lakes, ditches, ponds, as water recedes in muddy soils, below 7500 ft.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--10 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, Vernal Wet, Coastal, Lake/Pond
- Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Olympic Np, East Gorge, Steens, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes