Outer tepals acute to mucronate; inner tepals obtuse to subacute; tepal central band greenish to straw-brown, bordered pale brown; tepal margins membranous to scarious-brownish, broad. Anthers 0.9–1.2 mm long; filaments c. 0.5 mm long; style (including the base of young capsule mucro) c. 1.0 mm long; stigmas c. 1.5 mm long. Capsule truncate to retuse, exceeding perianth, light brown to brown.
Occupying a similar range as that of the type variety but extending to higher altitudes. 71: BRC. 73: IDA, MNT, ORE, WAS. 76: CAL.
76. CALIFORNIA: Sierra Nevada, Fresno Co., North Fork Kings R., Balch Camp, c. 400 m, Taylor 9196 (UC); San Bernardino Co., Lake Arrowhead, 1500 m, I.W.Clokey 5140 (UC); Trinity Co., Trinity Center, 28 Aug 1936, J.T.Howell 12770 (UC); Eel R., Thorne 35098 & Everett (NSW, RSA).
Along streams, lake shores, wet sites.