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Stem erect, unbranched. Leaves in 2–9 whorls, 2–4 in. long, lance-shaped, bright shiny green. Flowers numerous at top on separate bent stalks, light to dark orange with brown spots, facing downward. Flower 1–2 1/2 in. across, widely bell-shaped, with petals flared or often recurved, long stamens extending well beyond petals in tight cluster.
Grows in drier coastal meadows, forests, roadsides, subalpine meadows, in northern part of range.
Spotted on the Van Trump Park Trail at Mt. Rainier National Park.