Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, introduced and disjunct in Chile.
Habitat: Dry, open places at lower elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Slender strigose annual, the stem 0.5-2 dm. tall, erect or ascending, simple or loosely branched.
Leaves mostly alternate, linear, few, up to 1.5 cm. long and 1.5 mm. wide, the lower opposite.
Inflorescence a few-flowered, false raceme; sepals 5, with forward-pointing, hooked bristles near the tip; corolla white, minute; anthers included.
Four nutlets radially spreading from the low base, 2.5 mm. long, obovate, with hooked bristles along the margins.