Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Open slopes and dry meadows in the lowlands and foothills.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pollination: Bees, flies
Perennial herbs from short crowns, 2-6 dm. tall, puberulent throughout when young.
Basal leaf blades elliptic-ovate to sub-rotund, with coarse, rounded teeth, often double toothed, the blade and petiole each 4-12 cm. long; cauline leaves short-petiolate, alternate, smaller.
Flowers in a terminal spike, elongating in fruit; calyx unequally 4-lobed, surrounding the ovary; corolla wanting; stamens 2, the filaments 4-6 mm. long, dark red; stigma capitate; ovary superior.
Capsule 5-6 mm. high and broad.