Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Coniferous forests from low to middle elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Low semi-shrubs from slender rhizomes, the stems only slightly woody, 5-15 cm. tall.
Leaves mostly whorled on the stem, lanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, tapered to narrow, acute bases; blades 2-6 cm. long, sharply serrate to entire, leathery, evergreen; petioles 5-8 mm. long.
Flowers 1-3 in umbels, the peduncles 2-8 cm. long; sepals 5, nearly distinct, lacerate; petals 5, distinct, spreading, 5-7 mm. long, pinkish, concave, nearly orbicular; stamens 10, the filaments hairy on the swollen, obcordate lower portion; anthers awnless, inverted, opening by terminal pores on short tubes; ovary superior.