Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, Oklahoma and Texas.
Habitat: Open or lightly wooded, drier meadows and rocky slopes, lowlands to fairly high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Short-lived perennial with stems 2-10 dm. tall, covered with stalked glands or white hairs at least upward.
Leaves under 1 dm. long, pinnatifid with narrow rachis and segments, the cauline well-developed, reduced upward; basal leaves form a rosette.
Flowers several in an elongate panicle; calyx with prominent translucent intervals between the 5 herbaceous segments; corolla bright red or yellowish with red speckles, with a scarcely flaring tube 1.5-3.5 cm. long, the 5 pointed, spreading lobes 6-13 mm. long; stamens 5, the filaments inserted well above the middle of the corolla tube, often shortly exerted; style elongate, 3-parted; ovary superior.
Capsule with 3 carpels, each with several ovules but only 1 or 2 maturing.