Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains; also in central and southeastern U.S.
Habitat: Open, somewhat moist areas, sea level to high elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose perennial herbs from clustered, elongate bulbs, the inner coats usually pinkish, the outer coats grayish or brownish.
Leaves several per bulb, concave-convex to plane in cross section1-6 mm. broad, shorter than the scape, persistent at maturity; scape 1-5 dm. tall, usually terete, abruptly recurved near the apex;
Umbel few-to many-flowered, the slender pedicels 2-3 times the length of the tepals; perianth bell-shaped, the 6 segments 4-6 mm. long, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, entire, pink or white; stamens 6, exerted; style filiform, exerted; stigma capitate.
Capsule 3-celled, crested with 6 distinct, flattened processes.