Distribution: Occurring in mountainous areas across Washington; Alaska south to Oregon, east to Wyoming.
Habitat: Rocky sites in high coniferous forests to alpine meadows and seeps.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Matted, evergreen shrubs 1-4 dm. tall, forming large mats, the young stems glandular-pubescent.
Leaves linear, alternate, closely crowded, persistent, 6-12 mm. long and 1-1.5 mm. broad, finely glandular-puberulent, revolute, leaving a peg-like leaf scar.
Flowers single in the leaf axils, clustered at the stem tips; calyx lobes 5, nearly distinct, narrowly lanceolate, acute; corolla united, narrowly urn-shaped, dirty yellowish to greenish-white, 5-7 mm. long, the 5 lobes short, ovate-lanceolate, spreading; stamens 10, included, the anthers without awns, opening by apical slits; ovary superior, glandular.
Capsule opening from the apex.