Distribution: Scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Dry slopes and open meadows at low to moderate elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose, perennial herbs from bulbs, the bulbs ovoid, usually clustered, the outer coats brownish and with a herringbone pattern.
Leaves 2-4, concave-convex, slender, shorter than the scape, withering early; scape 1-4 dm. tall, cylindrical.
Umbel few- to many-flowered, nearly spherical; pedicels slender, 1-2 times the length of the tepals; tepals 6, lanceolate, acute, white or pink, becoming papery and converging over the fruit at maturity; stamens 6, as long as the tepals; stigma capitate.
Capsule 3-celled, 6-seeded, crested with 6 low processes.