Distribution: Common east of the Cascades in southern British Columbia, Washington and Oregon
Habitat: Shrub-steppe to open, dry areas in the mountains at mid-elevations
Flowers: April - June
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Appressed-hairy perennial from a coarse, woody taproot, the several clustered stems 2-6 dm. tall.
Leaves all cauline, the lowermost reduced, the others numerous, sessile, lanceolate to linear, 3-10 cm. long and 2-10 mm. wide.
Flowers in small, leafy-bracteate clusters in the axils of the short, upper branches; calyx deeply cleft; corolla pale yellow, often tinged with green, 8-13 mm. long, the 5 lobes entire, the limb 7-13 mm. wide; style short; nutlets basally attached.
Nutlets smooth, shining, gray, 3.5-6 mm. long, with a ventral keel, often only 1 or 2 of the 4 developed.