Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Nevada, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Sagebrush hills and valleys.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Grayish biennial from a simple crown, the simple, single stem 2-4.5 dm. tall.
Basal leaves many, rosette-forming, linear-oblanceolate, 4-8 cm. long and 2-4 mm. broad, mostly entire; cauline leaves many, linear to linear-lanceolate, 1-3 mm. broad, not much reduced upward, usually entire.
Flowers rather showy, in crowded, bractless racemes; pedicles stout, ascending; sepals 4, 8-10 mm. long, the outer 2 saccate at the base; petals 4, bright yellow, the claw slightly exceeding the sepals, the obovate blade 6-10 mm. long; stamens 6; style 3-4 mm. long, stigma bi-lobed.
Siliques ascending-erect, strongly flattened, 7-9 cm. long and about 2.5 mm. broad, the valves strongly nerved; seeds in 1 series, narrowly wing-margined all the way around.