Distribution: British Columbia to northern Oregon, east to Idaho; chiefly near the Columbia and Snake Rivers
Habitat: Common in sagebrush desert, especially near or in juniper or ponderosa pine woodlands.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, grayish perennial with a simple crown, the several to numerous, erect stems 2-4 dm. tall, simple or branched above.
Basal leaves 3-12 cm. long, the blade oblanceolate to obovate, entire to remotely toothed, 2-15 mm. broad, tapered to a petiole at least as long; cauline leaves alternate, numerous, linear to linear-oblanceolate.
Inflorescence racemose; pedicles slender, 6-17 mm. long, erect and nearly straight to S-shaped or recurved; sepals 4, the outer pair somewhat saccate at the base; petals 4, yellow to yellowish-orange, 6-9 mm. long; stamens 6, the filaments slender; style about equaling the silicle.
Silicles inflated, nearly globose or a little broader above the center, 3-4 mm. long and broad; seeds in 2 series, not winged.