Distribution: Occurring in the Olympic and Cascade mountains in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Moist meadows, bogs and streambanks, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herbs from short rhizomes, the stems 1-5 dm. tall, glandular-hairy above and in the inflorescence.
Leaves mostly in a basal tuft, linear, 5-15 cm. long; stem leafless or with 2-3 sheathing leaves.
Inflorescence a congested terminal raceme; pedicles in groups of 3 with involucre-like bracts at the tips; tepals 6, distinct, white or slightly greenish, oblong-obovate, 3-5 mm. long; stamens 6, slightly exceeding the tepals; styles 3, short, distinct.
Fruit a membranous capsule, 4-9 mm. long including the persistent styles.