Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Sagebrush deserts and grassy, often rocky areas from low to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose perennial from a scaly, deep-seated corm.
Leaves 1-2, flat but keeled beneath, 3-10 mm. broad and up to 4 dm. long, not withered by flowering.
Umbels many-flowered, the pedicels slender, 1-4 cm. long; perianth broadly bell-shaped, 10-16 mm. long, the 6 segments 2-3 times as long as the tube, white to light blue, with prominent bluish-green mid-vein; tepals broadly lanceolate to oblong-obovate, the 2 series much alike; fertile stamens 6, the filaments up to twice as long as the anthers, broadly triangular, wider toward the base.
Capsule 3-celled, with a slender stipe nearly as long.