PLANT: Annual, 10-35 cm tall, usually branched throughout; stems cobwebby pubescent below, glandular above. LEAVES: cobwebby pubescent, reduced above the basal rosette; basal and lower deeply lobed, the lobes linear; cauline basally lobed or entire. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 2-3 pedicelled flowers on distal branches. FLOWER: calyx 3-4 mm long, glabrous to slightly glandular, the lobes acute; corolla funnelform, 4-8 mm long, the tube purple to violet, the lower throat yellow, the upper white with purple spots below lobes, the lobes lavender; stamens inserted on the throat; anthers located slightly above the throat; stigmas located among the anthers. CAPSULE: 3.5-6 mm long, ovoid. 2n=36. NOTES: Sandy soils, bajadas, canyons, desert shrublands and woodlands; Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai cos.; 350-700 m (1200-2300 ft); March-May; s CA, s NV. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.