Perennial. Herbage succulent, glabrous, sparsely pubescent on the scapes, barely wooly on the caudex. Leaf blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, sometimes remotely crenate, 3–13 cm long. Inflorescence: scape 5–20 cm; spikes 2–10 cm long, cylindric; bracts deltoid, glabrous, 1–2 mm long. Flowers: sepals glabrous, 2–3 mm long; corolla lobes 0.5–1 mm long. Capsule 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).