Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California and Arizona, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Dry foothills and valleys to the lower mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous annual 1.5-4 dm. tall, diffusely branched, especially above.
Leaves alternate, linear, 1-3.5 cm. long and 0.5-2.5 mm. broad, gradually reduced to the linear floral bracts.
Inflorescence of terminal racemes; pedicles filiform, 3-6 mm. long, often exceeding the capsules, spreading to erect in flower but reflexed in fruit; sepals and petals 4 each, 0.5 mm. long; stamens 8, unequal; ovary inferior, 2-celled.
Capsule 3-6 mm. long.