Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Woods and prairies, at low elevations in our area.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose, perennial herbs without rhizomes but with numerous bulblets on the roots, the flowering stems 1-3 dm. tall,
Leaves basal, usually glabrous, the blades ovate to deltoid-elliptic, usually entire, narrowed abruptly to petioles + as long to nearly as long.
Flowers 2-15 in an umbel, terminal on the scape, 4- or 5-parted; calyx purple-flecked, with lanceolate lobes 6-8 mm. long; corolla 15-25 mm. long, the lobes deep magenta to light orchid, grading to yellow at the base and on the tube, the base of the tube reddish-purple; stamens clustered around the style, opposite the petals, the filaments united to form a tube 2-4 mm. long, deep reddish-purple; anthers 4-6 mm. long, deep red to purple; style single, slightly exceeding the stamens, the stigma not enlarged.
Capsule cylindric-ovoid, 7-12 mm. long, with the tip dropping off to release the seeds.