PLANT: Biennial or short-lived perennial, 10-70 cm tall; stem branching only within the inflorescence, glandular. LEAVES: glandular, abruptly reduced above the basal rosette; basal oblanceolate, dentate to shallowly lobed distally; cauline narrowly oblong to linear, entire. INFLORESCENCE: congested, usually corymbose, with short-pedicelled flowers at top of stem. FLOWER: calyx 4-6 mm long, glandular short pubescent; corolla salverform, 10-20(25) mm long, deep scarlet to crimson, the tube 2-3 times the calyx; stamens inserted on the upper tube; anthers included in the tube or slightly exserted; stigma located below to above the anthers. CAPSULE: 3-5 mm long, narrowly ovoid. 2n=16. NOTES: Sandy soils, sandstone outcrops; Apache, Coconino, Navajo cos; 1500-2400 m (5000-7800 ft); Apr-Jun(-Aug); s UT. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.