Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains; scattered locations east of the Mississippi in the U.S.
Habitat: Wet areas, often in water, from the lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Succulent, spreading perennial from slender rhizomes, with freely rooting stolons from which bulblet-like offsets are often produced; flowering stems erect, simple or branched above, 5-20 cm. tall.
Cauline leaves opposite, usually several pairs, 2-5 cm. long and 5-17 mm. broad, oblanceolate to rhombic-obovate, narrowed to a short petiole; leaves of the stolons greatly reduced.
Flowers 3-10 in terminal and axillary racemes, often replaced by bulbils; pedicels stout, recurved, up to 3 cm. long; sepals 2, 2-3 mm, long; petals 5, white or pinkish, 5-8 mm. long; stamens usually 5; style 1, stigmas 3, linear.
Capsule obovoid, about equal to the sepals.