Distribution: Occurring along the Cascades crest in Washington; from Mt. Adams and Mt St. Helens, Washington to the Three Sisters area in Oregon.
Habitat: Open forests in loose volcanic soils, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pollination: Bees, beetles
Perennial herb from a deep-seated bulb, the stem erect or flexuous, 0.5-3 dm. tall.
Basal leaf flat, 1-3 dm. long and 2-15 mm. broad, equaling the stem; cauline leaves none.
Capsule elliptic, 3-winged, nodding.