Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.
Habitat: Sandy areas, shrublands, dry coniferous woods.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Fleshy annuals, the stems 1-10 cm. tall.
Basal leaves usually in flattened rosettes 0.5-6 cm. wide, the blades strongly reddish, narrowly rhombic to ovate, spatulate or ladle-shaped; cauline leaves opposite, sessile, the blades ovate, distinct or united.
Inflorescence a raceme, subtended by a leaf-like bract 0.5-15 mm. in diameter; flowers 2-5 mm. in diameter; sepals 2, 1.5-2.5 mm. long; petals 5, white to pale pinkish, 2-3 mm. long; stamens opposite the petals.