Stem long, erect, unbranched. Leaves mostly basal with long petioles, few small leaves along stem. Flowers white or pinkish in dense thick spike. Flowers with 5 lobes fused only at base, 8 stamens sticking out beyond, giving the plant a rather fuzzy look. Grows in wet meadows, edges of streams, at high elevations and on subalpine slopes where it can form large stands, usually mixed with other wildflowers.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 12--24 inches
- Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine, Meadow
- Found In: West Gorge, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Crater Lake Np, Wallowas, Steens
- Native: Yes