Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 122. 1902.
Plants not bulbose. Stems 1–5 cm. Leaves: basal withering, 1–2 dm; blade linear. Inflorescences subumbellate, 1–5-flowered; bracts linear, 1–3 cm. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate, narrow at base; sepals lanceolate, 1–2 cm, apex acuminate; petals white to lavender, with conspicuous purple striping, obovate to cuneate, rounded, 2–3 cm, sparsely hairy around gland, margins irregularly dentate distally; glands oblong, not depressed, covered with linear hairs; filaments 5–7 mm; anthers oblong, 4–6 mm. Capsules erect, linear, angled, 4–5 cm. Seeds light-colored, flat.
Phenology: Flowering mid spring–early summer.
Habitat: Alkaline meadows, springy places in creosote bush scrub
Elevation: 300–1400 m
Of conservation concern.