Erect to upright flowering stem, 2 grooved leaves. Plant particularly strong-smelling. Leaves shorter than flower stem, staying green through flowering. Flowers numerous, tiny, star-shaped, in upright, tightly clustered flower head. Often abundant populations of deep pink to white grow in spring-moist areas in steppe.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--16 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Vernal Wet
- Found In: Columbia Basin, East Gorge
- Native: Yes