Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Grasslands, balds, prairies, and open hillsides at low to middle elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial to 25 cm. high originating from below-ground corm.
All basal, narrowly lanceoloate, withering before plants produce flowers.
Flowers 2-5 cm. long; tepal lobes 6, blue-purple to rose, recurved at the tips, fused below to form a tube; fertile stamens 3, staminodia 3, both attached to tepals, anthers often white; ovary superior.
Capsules with black seeds.