Tuft of basal leaves, stems erect, usually numerous. Leaves with bristly gray hairs on both sides. Basal leaves oblong, 3/4–2 1/2 in. long, 1/16–1/2 in. wide; stem leaves not crowded, becoming small upward. Inflorescence is a crowded spike, white flowers held within hairy or bristly bracts, lobes flat, spreading, 1/4–1/3 in. wide. Grows in dry to slightly damp sandy soils or silt in low-elevation arid areas.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Late Spring
- Life Cycle: Biennial
- Height: 6--16 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Vernal Wet
- Found In: Snake River Drainage
- Native: Yes