Distribution: Southern B.C. to California, east to eastern Washington and Oregon, part of Nevada.
Habitat: Open areas on rock, clayey soils, or sand.
Flowers: March - July
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Somewhat succulent annual from a slender taproot, the erect, simple stems 1-6 cm. tall.
Basal leaves numerous, linear to linear-spatulate, 2-6 cm. long and 0.5-1.5 mm. wide; cauline leaves 2, linear-lanceolate to lance-ovate, 5-40 mm. long, erect, free or attached on one side for less than half their length.
Inflorescence a raceme, 5-20 mm. long, with 2-7 flowers, only the lowest bracteate; pedicels 3-10 mm. long, recurved; sepals 2, 1-2 mm. long; petals 5, white or pale pink, 2.5-4.5 mm. long; stamens 5; stigmas 3, linear.
Capsule 2-3 mm. long.