Stem erect, unbranched. Leaves 2–8, narrow, scattered along stem. Flower usually 1, sometimes 2, at stem top, facing outward to hanging. Flowers are clear yellow aging to orange but can have faint brown markings inside, often turning deep red when withered. Grows in heavy soils that bake in summer, with grass or brush, or in light woods, at low to high elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Early Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--12 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Wallowas, Siskiyous, Great Basin, Steens
- Native: Yes