Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades, from southern British Colombia to Grant County, Oregon, east to North Dakota.
Habitat: Dry, open places in the valleys, plains and foothills, occasionally higher.
Flowers: April - July
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Usually a short-lived perennial, the 1-several stems 1-5 dm. tall, with silky hairs and small blisters.
Basal leaves tufted, spatulate or oblanceolate, rounded or blunt-tipped, 2-8 cm. long and 4-15 mm. wide; cauline leaves more or less reduced.
Inflorescence an elongate, narrow panicle, with short, bracteate spikes along the main stem; calyx divided to the base, the 5 lobes bristly; corolla white, broad and showy, 5-lobed, the limbs 8-12 mm. wide, the tube equaling the calyx, with hairy appendages at the top of the tube opposite the corolla lobes; style surpasses the nutlets.
Nutlets 4, lance-ovate, 3-5 mm. long, attached to the style.