Stems (3-)5-15(-25) cm, glabrous and glaucous proximally, stipi-tate-glandular distally. Pedicels stipitate-glandular. Flowers: sepals stipitate-glandular; ovary often with uniseriate, 3-8-celled hairs in proximal 1/ 2 or throughout. Capsules often with uniseriate, 3-8-celled hairs in distal 1/ 2 or throughout. 2n = 22. Flowering late spring-summer. Alpine meadows, talus slopes, aspen woods; 1200-3000 m; Alta., B.C.; Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Wash. M. F. Baad (1969) reported populations from Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming that he considered to be intermediate between var. americana and Eremogone kingii var. glabrescens, and one from central Washington that he considered to be intermediate between var. americana and E. congesta var. prolifera.