Distribution: Central Washington and eastern Oregon to southern Montana, south to Arizona.
Habitat: Alkaline marshes and meadows, mostly at low elevations.
Flowers: Late June - September
Growth Duration: Annual, Biennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual, the stem erect, unbranched, glandular-villous, 3-8 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, entire, glandular-pubescent.
Inflorescence becoming greatly elongate, the flowers well-spaced; bracts lanceolate, entire, glandular, much longer than the flowers, the upper third of the upper ones scarlet; calyx 15-20 mm. long, deeply cleft above and below, its primary lobes again divided into acute, linear segments; corolla yellowish, not much longer than the calyx, the upper lip short and blunt and the lower lip inconspicuous; stamens 4.