Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Washington south to California.
Habitat: Fairly dry, open areas at low elevations.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual, the stem 1.5-6 dm. tall, simple or freely-branched
Leaves alternate, sessile, linear, 2-7 cm. long.
Inflorescence of loose, few-flowered, erect racemes, the tip of the inflorescence and the buds reflexed; calyx tube 1.5-3 mm. long, the 4 lobes united and turned to one side; petals 4, not clawed, 8-20 mm. long, pink to lavender, obovate to rounded; style 4-parted, the stigmas 1-1.5 mm. long, cream colored, linear; stamens 8, of two lengths, longer than the style; ovary inferior, 4-celled.
Capsule 4-celled, 3-5 cm. long, straight, slightly enlarged above the middle, tapered to a slender beak.