Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, disjunct in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.
Habitat: Prairies, balds, and grassy bluffs to woodlands and coniferous forests, sea level to fairly high elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herb from a small, scaly bulb and numerous rice-sized offset bulblets, the unbranched, glabrous stem 1.5-10 dm. tall.
Leaves in 1-2 whorls of 3-5 and scattered upward, lanceolate, 5-15 cm. long and 3-25 mm. broad.
Flowers usually 2-5 in a raceme, broadly bell-shaped, pendant, strongly mottled, purplish to greenish or yellowish; tepals 6, lanceolate, distinct, 20-30 mm. long; the 6 slender filaments 2-3 times as long as the anthers; styles attached to each other about 1/3 of their length.
Capsule 2 cm. long, broadly winged.