More or less upright, branched, willowy-looking. Leaves lance-shaped, petiole with plain brown shiny appendage at base. Inflorescence on gland-coated stalks, drooping spikes of white, pink, most often greenish flowers that remain closed. Grows in moist soils, meadows, swamps, roadsides, at low to mid-elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Height: 8--32 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks, Disturbed
- Found In: Mt. Rainier Np, Steens, Olympic Np, West Gorge, East Gorge
- Native: Yes