Bulbs slender, 40-55 mm. Leaves 10-25 cm; blade mottled with irregular streaks of brown or white, oblong to ovate, margins entire to ± wavy. Scape reddish, 12-30 cm. Inflorescences 1-4-flowered. Flowers: tepals violet to pink, darker at tips, dark purple at base, broadly lanceolate, 18-35 mm, inner with small auricles at base; stamens 10-14 mm; filaments violet-purple, linear, slender, less than 0.8 mm wide; anthers pale brown to purple; style violet, 6-8 mm; stigma unlobed or with lobes shorter than 1 mm. Capsules obovoid, 2-4 cm. 2n = 24. Flowering spring (Mar--Apr). Dry woods and forest openings; 300--1600 m; Calif., Oreg.