Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Baja California, east to Montana.
Habitat: Moist ground, from the coast to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Low, diffuse, mat-forming perennial, the stems freely-rooting, the upright stems 5-15 cm. long, simple or branched above.
Leaves opposite, sessile, ovate or elliptic to obovate, 5-15 mm. long, 5-to 7-nerved, rounded, slightly clasping.
Inflorescence of leafy, few-flowered, terminal cymes; sepals 5, 2-3 mm. long, ovate-elliptic; petals 5, salmon-yellow, only slightly longer than the sepals; stamens 15-25, longer than the sepals, the filaments stout, free; styles 3, slender, 1.5-2 mm. long.