Stems usually not branching, shorter than 5(-10) cm, bearing bulblets near base. Leaves: basal persistent, 1-4 dm; blade lanceolate, flat; cauline usually present. Inflorescences subumbel-late, 1-5-flowered; bracts 2-4, linear, attenuate. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals elliptic-lanceolate, 12-16 mm, glabrous, apex acuminate; petals ± white to pink, often with purple blotch distal to gland, broadly obovate, cuneate, 15-28 mm, adaxial surface glabrous or sparsely hairy, margins irregularly dentate distally; glands covered with ciliate membranes, bordered distally by short hairs; filaments longer than anthers; anthers oblong, apex obtuse or acute. Capsules nodding, narrowly 3-winged, 1-3 cm. Seeds dark brown, irregular. 2n = 20, 40. Flowering late spring--mid summer. Moist meadows; 0--200 m; Calif., Oreg.