PLANT: Annual; stems 1-5 dm. LEAVES: subsessile, entire to toothed, 1-6 cm long, the lower cauline leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, the upper leaves lanceolate to ovate. INFLORESCENCE: terminal or axillary, compact, the bracts ovate to lanceolate, 10-22 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, the lower margins short pubescent. FLOWERS: calyx lobes acute; corollas of normal flowers open, 15-25(30) mm long, orange to salmon or (in cleistogamous flowers) unopened, often restricted to the lower axillary cymes, less than 5 mm long, white to light yellow; pollen blue; style equal to the corolla tube. CAPSULE: 5-6 mm long. NOTES: Dry streambeds, shaded slopes, pine forest, oak woodland: Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Yavapai cos.; 4500-8200 ft; Apr-Jun-(Aug). British Columbia, WA to ID, s to CA and AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.