Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; British Columbia south to Calfornia, east to the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the U.S.
Habitat: Moist to dry, usually sandy soil, low to moderate elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Low, succulent annual, the stems ascending to erect, 5-20 cm. tall, several or sometimes single, branched or unbranched.
Leaves alternate, linear, 1.5-5 cm. long and 1-3 mm. wide.
Inflorescence of 5- to 12-flowered, loose, terminal or axillary, racemes 2-5 cm. long, often one-sided; pedicels 5-20 mm. long, usually recurved; sepals 2, 3-4 mm. long; petals 5, white, about equal to the sepals; stamens 3; style 1, stigmas 3, elongate.
Capsule about equaling the sepals.