Distribution: Common on the Snake River plains of Idaho, extending into adjacent Oregon, northeast Nevda and southwest Wyoming; adjunct to Yakima County, Washington, and adjacent counties.
Habitat: Dry, open slopes in the valleys, plains and foothills, common among sagebrush.
Flowers: May - July
Conservation Status: Imperiled in Washington (WANHP)
Slender annual, 0.5-3 dm. tall, freely branched and without a well-defined central axis; herbage appressed-hairy.
Leaves scattered, linear, the hairs rising from blisters.
Inflorescence of paired, naked spikes; fruiting calyx narrow, 4-6 mm. long, closely ascending, bristly; corolla white, about 1 mm. wide; style equaling the nutlets.
Nutlets usually 4, lanceolate, about 2 mm. long and 0.6 mm. wide, covered with short, blunt projections, attached to the style.