B.L.Rob. & Seaton]
Dale W. McNeal Jr. & T. D. Jacobsen in Flora of North America (vol. 26)
Bulbs 1-4, not clustered on stout, primary rhizomes, ovoid, 1.2-3 × 1-2 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, light brown, membranous, lacking cellular reticulation, or cells arranged in only 2-3 rows distal to roots, ± quadrate, without fibers; inner coats white, sometimes pink, cells obscure, quadrate or linear. Leaves usually persistent, green at anthesis, 2, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, flat, falcate, 9-28 cm × (2-)5-15 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, not expanded proximal to inflorescence, (10-)20-30(-40) cm × 1-4 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact, 25-50-flowered, hemispheric to globose, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 3, 4-6-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acute. Flowers ± stellate, (6-)7-8(-10) mm; tepals spreading, light pink to purple with prominent green midribs, narrowly lanceolate, ± equal, becoming papery in fruit, margins entire, apex acuminate; stamens equaling tepals or exserted; anthers blue-gray; pollen white to light gray; ovary crested; processes 6, 2 per lobe, low, rounded, margins entire; style exserted, linear; stigma capitate, unlobed; pedicel 15-30 mm. Seed coat shining; cells smooth. 2n = 14. Flowering May--Jul. Winter-wet, shallow soils on rock outcrops; 400--1300 m; Oreg., Wash.
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