Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington, where endemic to Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, and Douglas counties.
Habitat: Sagebrush slopes to alpine ridges and talus, often in serpentine soils.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Mat-forming perennial herbs, the stems ascending, dichotomously branched, grayish overall with dense, fine, stellate pubescence.
Leaves in rosettes at the end of the branches, linear to oblanceolate, 1-3 cm. long and 1.5-4 mm. broad, entire to serrate.
Flowers in umbels on peduncles 1-7 cm. long; umbels 2- to 8-flowered, the pedicels 3-40 mm. long, subtended by an involucre of 4-10 lanceolate bracts 3-8 mm. long; calyx united its length, 6-7 mm. long, the 5 lobes deltoid, acuminate; corolla bright red to magenta-purple, the tube equaling the calyx, the 5 lobes ovate and wedge-shaped, rounded, 4-5 mm. long; stamens 5, opposite the corolla lobes, attached above mid-length on the corolla.
Capsule opening by 5 valves