Erect flower stem with withering leaves. Leaves 2–4, narrow, somewhat rounded in cross section, attached along stem. Cluster of 10–50 white to light pink, papery flowers tops stem; tips of petals do not turn up; ovary distinctly 6-crested. Petals cup up and over ovary as they wither. Grows in vernal-wet clay and serpentine soils that become hot and dry, below 7000 ft.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--12 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Vernal Wet
- Found In: Van Is. , Wallowas, East Gorge, Crater Lake Np, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes