Stout, fleshy, bright red spike emerging directly from saprophytic, brittle, hairy roots. Leaves are scale-like. Flowers are closed bells with 5 curved-back pointed tips and 5 sepals persisting after seeding. Grows in coniferous, mixed forests, at mid to high elevations, blooming as snow recedes.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--18 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Siskiyous, Southern Or, Northern Ca
- Native: Yes