Bulb scales: large 8-12; small 60-200 or more. Stem 4-10 dm. Leaves in 1-2 whorls of 4-8 leaves per node proximally, alternate distally, 4-11 cm; blade lanceolate. Flowers nodding; tepals pinkish to purplish, oblong-lanceolate, 1.2-2 cm; nectaries green with reddish margins, lanceolate, 1/3 tepal length; style unbranched. Capsules winged. 2n = 24. Flowering Apr. Granitic soils, open forests; of conservation concern; 1500--2100 m; Calif. This species is rare and under pressure from cattle grazing.