Distribution: Douglas County to Klickitat County, Washington, lower foothills of the Cascades to east of the Columbia River
Habitat: Scablands and dry, barren, gravelly soils.
Flowers: March - April
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose perennial from a solitary ovoid bulb, outer coats reddish or brownish, without a network pattern.
Leaves 2, flat, recurved, much longer than the scape, and with it breaking of at the ground at maturity; scape flattened and 2-edged; bracts 2 or 3, ovate.
Umbel few- to several-flowered, pedicels thick, about as long as the tepals; flowers congested, white or pink, becoming red; tepals elliptic to ovate, 7-10 mm. long, the midrib strongly thickened; stamens 6, shorter than the tepals; anthers purple or brown; stigma 3-lobed.
Capsule 3-celled, without a crest.