Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington, with scattered localities west of the crest; east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Dry, open areas at low elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Bristly-hairy annual from a taproot, the simple or few-branched stem 1-6 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, entire, stiff-hairy, linear to linear-oblong, up to 10 cm. long and 1.5 cm. wide, often crowded at the base.
Inflorescence a coiled false-raceme; sepals 5, free, hairy, 6-10 mm. long; corolla regular, 5-lobed, yellow-orange with vermillion marks in the throat, 6-10 mm. long, with hairy appendages at the top of the tube obstructing the throat, the limb 3-6 mm. wide; stamens 5.
Fruit of 4 nutlets, 2.5-3 mm. long, greenish to dark brown.