P. L. Fiedler & R. K. Zebell in Flora of North America (vol. 26)
Plants rarely bulbose; bulb coat, when present, membranous. Stems slender, usually branching, ± straight, 2-6 dm. Leaves: basal withering, 1-2 dm; blade linear-attenuate, channeled. Inflorescences 2-6-flowered; bracts 1-2 cm. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals lanceolate-ovate, 1-2 cm; petals white, usually flushed pink, with red-brown blotch distal to gland, obovate to cuneate, 2-3 cm, usually rounded distally, with yellowish hairs near gland; glands rounded, not depressed, covered with linear yellow hairs; filaments 5-6 mm; anthers white, oblong, 4-5 mm, apex acute. Capsules erect, linear, angled in cross section, 2-3 cm. 2n = 14. Flowering mid summer. Dry stony ridges in chaparral and pine forest; of conservation concern; 1500--1700 m; Calif.; Mexico (Baja California).
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