Erect, 1–2 succulent stems. Basal leaves usually missing; stem leaves sessile, few, broadly egg-shaped, 1–4 times as long as they are broad, hairless or with few hairs, with obscure side veins. Flowers in tight nodding cluster at top. Flower to 1 in., tubular, with open end spreading. Stems and flowers easily detach from plant when touched. Grows in open places that are spring-wet and summer-dry, often with sagebrush and ponderosa pine, at low to mid elevations.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Early Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 2--8 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Coastal, Vernal Wet
- Found In: Wallowas, N Cascades NP
- Native: Yes