Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; northern Washington to California.
Habitat: Alpine and subalpine slopes, often on talus.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tufted perennial from a branched crown, the numerous, unbranched, erect stems up to 15 cm. tall, finely pubescent and glandular above.
Basal leaves many, linear to linear-lanceolate, 1-2 cm. long and 1.5-2 mm. broad, sessile; cauline leaves similar, usually only 1 or 2 pairs.
Flowers few, perfect; calyx 5-lobed, tubular, 10-12 mm. long, with 10 prominent, purple nerves; petals 5, white to greenish or lavender, the claw 8-13 mm. long, the blade 3-5 mm. long, bi-lobed less than half its length, usually with small, lateral teeth; appendages 2, 2.5-3.5 mm. long, hairy; stamens 10; styles usually 3.