Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Sagebrush and ponderosa pine country.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Short-lived perennial from a usually branched crown, the 1-several stems simple or branched above, 3-10 dm. tall, densely hairy below with stalked, branched to stellate hairs, usually glabrous above.
Basal leaves numerous, 2-9 cm. long and 2-8 mm. broad, oblanceolate, the blade few-toothed to entire, densely hairy at least below with cross-shaped or stellate hairs, narrowed to a slender petiole; cauline leaves numerous, linear lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2-8 cm. long and 2-6 mm. broad, mostly auriculate and entire.
Inflorescence a many-flowered raceme; pedicels 5-14 mm. long, glabrous to stellate; sepals 4, 3-6 mm. long, the outer 2 slightly gibbous-based; petals 4, white to deep red-violet, 6-14 mm. long; stamens 6; style none.
Siliques 4-12 mm. long and 1.5-2 mm. broad, glabrous, 1-nerved nearly full length, curved, spreading to ascending; seeds in 1 series, 1.5-2 mm. long, with a wing up to 0.5 mm. broad.