Plants usually bulbose; bulb coat fibrous-reticulate. Stems slender, usually branching, 3-6 dm. Leaves: basal withering; blade linear to lanceolate, 2-4 dm. Inflorescences 2-6-flowered; bracts resembling distal cauline leaves. Flowers erect; perianth open, broadly campanulate; sepals lanceolate, 3-5 cm, glabrous or with a few hairs at base, apex long-tapering; petals pale pink to rose, drying purplish, broadly cuneate to obovate, 3-4 cm, glabrous distally or nearly so, rarely fringed, with conspicuous, long, yellow hairs in broad median band, margins dentate; glands round, slightly depressed, ± glabrous, bordered by ring of dense, obscuring, orange hairs; filaments 9-11 mm, ± equaling anthers; anthers lanceolate-linear, apex acute to somewhat short-tipped. Capsules erect, linear, angled, 4-8 cm, apex acute. Seeds light beige. 2n = 18. Flowering late spring--mid summer. Dry rocky slopes, often in brush, chaparral, pine forest; 0--1700 m; Calif.