Distribution: In Washington, Kittitas and Douglas Counties south to Walla Walla and Klickitat Counties; more common in north-central Oregon.
Habitat: Lithosol and barren, gravelly soils in the shrub-steppe.
Flowers: April - May
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose perennials from ovoid bulbs, usually solitary, outer coats brownish, without a network pattern.
Leaves 2, much longer than the scape, concave-convex or flattened, narrow, tardily deciduous; scape nearly terete, somewhat ridged, up to 1 dm. tall.
Umbel several- to many-flowered, pedicels 1-3 times as long as the tepals; tepals 5-7 mm. long, lanceolate, pointed, white or pinkish with greenish or reddish midribs; stamens 6, slightly exerted; anthers dark, purplish-brown or reddish.
Capsule 3-celled and 3-lobed, without a crest.