Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the northern Great Plains.
Habitat: Dry, open, often sandy areas, low to high elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial from a taproot, the several stems sub-erect, up to 5 dm. tall, silvery with fine, loose pubescence.
Leaves prominently veined, all entire or some with small lateral lobes at the base; basal leaves tufted, persistent, petiolate, narrowly to broadly elliptic, cauline leaves reduced upward, becoming sessile.
Inflorescence short and compact; calyx divided nearly to the base, lobes 5; corolla dull white, 5-lobed, 4-7 mm. long and broad, the filaments conspicuously exerted, hairy near the middle; style 2-cleft.
Fruit a capsule.