Erect sturdy stem. Single leaf withering by bloom time, much shorter than stem, edges rolled in, tip curled. Flowers 1–5, large, showy, held erect, purple, with green stripe down center of each petal often more evident on outside. Inside flower marked by purple band and fringe of hairs above triangular gland area at base of petals. Pointed sepals are longer than petals. Seedpod upright, lance-shaped, with sharp angles. Grows in sagebrush, pine forests, at mid to high elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time:
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 8--23 inches
- Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Wallowas, Steens, East Gorge
- Native: Yes