Erect, reddish brown, densely sticky plant with small, narrow, scale-like leaves. Spikes of many flowers on arched stalks hang from top half of stem. Petals yellow, pink, or white, fused to form urn-shaped flowers to 1/3 in. long, nearly as wide. Rounded seed capsules persist on dried darkened stems through winter. Grows in humus in mixed forests at low to high elevations. A saprophyte living in association with conifer trees and manzanita.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 12--36 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Crater Lake Np, Wallowas, Siskiyous, West Gorge
- Native: Yes