Distribution: Uncommon; known from the type locality in Idaho, the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, Elko County, Nevada, and Kittitas County, Washington.
Habitat: Moderate elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Critically Imperiled in Washington (WANHP)
Dwarf, branching annual, the stem up to 1 dm. tall, the herbage with short, spreading hairs and stalked glands throughout.
Leaves oblanceolate to linear-oblong, the blade up to 1 cm. long and 4 mm. wide, tapering to a petiole up to 4 mm. long.
Inflorescence short, few-flowered; calyx 2.5-3 mm. long, the 5 segments linear and unequal in length, one sometimes foliaceous and 1 cm. long; corolla lavender, 2.5-4 mm. long; stamens not exerted; style 1 mm. long.
Fruit a capsule, seeds about a dozen.