Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; central Washington to California, east to Idaho, Utah, and Nevada.
Habitat: Dry, open slopes in the valleys, plains and foothills, common among sagebrush.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)
Slender annual, 0.5-3 dm. tall, freely branched and without a well-defined central axis; herbage appressed-hairy.
Leaves scattered, linear, the hairs rising from blisters.
Inflorescence of paired, naked spikes; fruiting calyx narrow, 4-6 mm. long, closely ascending, bristly; corolla white, about 1 mm. wide; style equaling the nutlets.
Nutlets usually 4, lanceolate, about 2 mm. long and 0.6 mm. wide, covered with short, blunt projections, attached to the style.