Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Montana and northeastern Oregon and southeastern Idaho.
Habitat: Moist, usually shady places, lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Annual, Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Somewhat fleshy taprooted annual, or short-lived perennial from rhizomes, usually with several stems 5-40 cm. tall.
Leaves mostly basal, the blades lanceolate to rhombic-ovate, 1-4 cm. broad and long, occasionally much narrower, on petioles 2-3 times as long as the blades; cauline leaves 2, opposite, usually sessile, obovate-rhombic to broadly lanceolate, 1-5 cm. broad and up to 7 cm. long, acute to rounded.
Inflorescence of 1-3 bracteate, many-flowered, elongate racemes; pedicels 1.5-4 cm. long, spreading; sepals 2, 2.5- 5 mm. long; petals 5, white to deep pink, 6-12 mm. long; stamens 3-5; style 1, with 3 linear stigmas.
Capsule about equaling the sepals.