Height 6-20cm. Basal leaf 10-40cm long, 5-20mm wide. Stem leaves one to three, linear, stem very short, erect, with bulbils. Flowers several, erect, on very long pedicels, lilac with a purple spot around each gland, the sepals with very few hairs or naked, the glands naked with a few short hairs above and a broad, fringed membrane. South-western Oregon and northern California in low meadows. This is one of the easiest species to grow and has been successfully grown outdoors on the rock garden.