Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon.
Habitat: Cliffs and talus slopes.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a taproot, the several stems 2-7 dm. tall, 2-5 mm. thick toward the base, the lower part with spreading, stiff hairs, the upper with appressed hairs.
Basal leaves petiolate, persistent, oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 6-18 cm. long and 8-25 mm. wide; cauline leaves well-developed, sessile, lanceolate to lance-elliptic, 5-12 cm. long and 8-18 mm. wide.
Inflorescence of nearly naked false-racemes; calyx cleft to the base; corolla white with a yellow eye, 5-lobed, the tube slender, the limb spreading abruptly, 7-12 mm. wide; puberulent appendages opposite the corolla lobes at the top of the tube; stamens not exerted; style shorter than the nutlets.
Nutlets 4, attached to the base of the style, with marginal prickles distinct to the base; intramarginal prickles 8-30, much shorter than the marginal ones.