Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington from Mt. Adams south; south-central Washington to California and Nevada.
Habitat: Moist to dry openings in coniferous forests.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from short, erect rhizomes, the stems up to 15 cm. long.
Leaf blades entire, elliptic-lanceolate, tapering to the petiole, 2-5 cm. long; petiole 3-12 cm. long; stipules attached to the petiole, the free portion few-toothed.
Flowers with peduncles shorter than the leaves; flowers 5-12 mm. long, yellow, the lower 3 penciled with brownish-purple, the lateral pair bearded; style head bearded, rounded.
a glabrous, 3-valved capsule, ovary superior, placentation parietal.