Upright branched annual covered with rough sharp hairs. Leaves linear to narrowly lance-shaped, 1/2–2 in. long, mostly near base and alternate on stem. Flowers well spaced on uncoiling stem top. Flowers to 1/3 in. across, white with bright yellow eye. Grows in dry, sandy or rocky places at low to high elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Height: 4--20 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
- Found In: Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np, Steens, East Gorge
- Native: Yes