Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest along the eastern border of Washington and in the Columbia River Gorge; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho and western Montana.
Habitat: Mossy and rocky places, from sagebrush desert to ponderosa pine forest openings.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Somewhat succulent annual from a taproot, the several ascending to erect stems 5-15 cm. long.
Basal leaves several, linear, 1.5-6 cm. long and 1-2.5 mm. broad; cauline leaves 2, opposite, linear, 1-3 cm. long, attached below the mid-point of the stem.
Inflorescence of several open, bracteate, loose racemes up to 10 cm. long, the lowest bracts nearly as long as the stem leaves; pedicels slender, up to 2 cm. long, recurved; sepals 2, 2 mm. long; petals 5, uniformly pink or pinkish veined, 6-9 mm. long; stamens 5; stigmas 3, linear.