Leaves: petiole 2-15 cm; blade 2-5 cm. Racemes scapose, 20-40 cm, sparsely glandular-stipitate proximally, more densely glandular-stipitate distally. Flowers: hypanthium campanulate, 2-4 mm, short stipitate-glandular; sepals erect, oblong, 1.5-2.5 mm, apex rounded, short stipitate-glandular marginally; petals linear, threadlike, sometimes coiled, unlobed, 1.5-2 mm; stamens 3 mm, exserted 2 mm; styles 2-3 mm, exserted 2 mm. Capsules globose, (1.8-)2-2.7 mm. Seeds 40-50, 0.8-0.9 mm. 2n = 14. Flowering May-Aug. Wet meadows, bogs, shady fir forests; 1000-1600 m; Calif., Oreg. Bensoniella oregona is found in the mountains from Humboldt County, California, to Douglas County, Oregon.