Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; east-central Washington south to Nevada, east to central Idaho.
Habitat: Sagebrush flats to open Ponderosa pine forests, often on lithosol.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Low, tufted perennial from a branched crown, the 1-several stems ascending or erect, 1-2.5 dm. tall, with prominent stiff, spreading, simple or forked hairs at the base, rarely glabrous above.
Basal leaves numerous, linear-oblanceolate, 1-4 cm. long and 1.5-3 mm. broad, narrowed to a slender petiole, usually entire, conspicuously hairy on both surfaces and the margins with stiff, long, simple or forked hairs; cauline leaves alternate, numerous, overlapping, sessile, 1-3 cm. long, pubescent as the basal leaves.
Inflorescence of 3- to 25-flowered, simple or occasionally compound racemes, somewhat flat-topped in flower; pedicels stout, 5-12 mm. long, glabrous; sepals 4, purplish, 4-5 mm. long, with soft hairs, not gibbous-based; petals 4, nearly white to deep pink, 6-10 mm. long; stamens 6; style none.
Siliques glabrous, 4-7 cm. long and 2-3 mm. broad, 1-nerved to mid-length, strongly veined, ascending, the upper portion often curved until horizontal; seeds in 1 series.