It grows in seasonally moist moist areas, often in mossy seeps over bedrock on rock outcrops. Specimens growing on slighty deeper pockets of soil can be considerably larger that the one shown here.
This plant, like many of the species found here at Leaning Oaks I first learned taking a course on plant ecology at the University of Victoria, taught by Dr. M.A.M. Bell. Marc is celebrating his 80th birthday today and we are dedicating this Species a Day to him.