Amer. Midl. Naturalist 19: 257. 1938 ,.
Plants tightly cespitose cushions with branched caudex. Stems prostrate to ascending, densely covered with marcescent, imbricate, reddish-brown leaves, and terminal, green leaf-rosettes. Leaves erect, thin; blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 1–10 × 0.5–1 mm, margins entire, ciliate, hairs forked or branched, apex acute to obtuse, surfaces densely hairy, often glabrescent, hairs forked and branched. Scapes 1–3 mm in early anthesis, to 2 cm in fruit, densely hairy, hairs branched and stellate. Inflorescences 1-flowered, bracteate, sometimes ebracteate; bract 1, ovatelanceolate, 1–2 × 0.5–1 mm, glabrous. Pedicels absent. Flowers: calyx 3–5 × 2–3 mm, glabrous; corolla rose-pink, limb 5–8 mm diam., lobes 3–5 × 1 mm, margins entire.
Phenology: Flowering early summer.
Habitat: Rocky sites, scree slopes in mountains
Elevation: 300-1800 m
B.C., Yukon, Alaska.
Douglasia gormanii occurs throughout the mountains of central and southern Alaska and the Yukon; it is replaced by D. arctica to the north and by D. ochotensis and D. beringenis to the west.
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