Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Wet cliffs, moist meadows and scree, mostly at mid- to high elevations, but down to near sea level in the Olympic Peninsula and the Columbia River Gorge.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial from small, onion-like bulb 2-4 cm. long, the flowering stem 1-4 dm. tall.
Leaves all basal, 15-30 cm. long and 3-25 mm. broad; usually 1-2 small, lanceolate bracts below the inflorescence.
Inflorescence from racemose and 3- to 6-flowered to paniculate and up to 25-flowered; flowers pendant, pale greenish-yellow to deep purplish-green, narrowly bell-shaped, 8-15 mm. long; tepals 6, alike, united at base, oblong-lanceolate, the pointed tips spreading; stamens 6, included, the filaments lanceolate.
Capsule 3-celled and 3-beaked, up to 2 cm. long including the beaks.