Distribution: Northern Washington; circumpolar in the arctic, widespread in Canada, pacific coast of the United States east to Dakotas, Minnesota, and Texas.
Habitat: Alpine meadows.
Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)
Scapose, pubescent annual 3-25 cm. tall.
Leaves in a single rosette, oblanceolate, 1-3 cm. long, entire to denticulate, sparsely to densely hairy with simple or forked hairs.
Scapes usually many, 1-10 cm. long, from nearly glabrous to densely hairy with fine, branched hairs; inflorescence of 3- to 25-flowered umbels, with narrow, involucrate bracts 3-6 mm. long; pedicels slender, 1-5 cm. long, the outer ones strongly curved; calyx top-shaped, 2.5-4 mm. long, the 5 lobes deltoid, much shorter than the tube; corolla white, slightly longer than the calyx; stamens 5, included; ovary superior, style single.
Capsule, nearly globose.