Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; Washington to California and Arizona
Habitat: Roadsides, wasteland, and other disturbed sites.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herbs from creeping rhizomes, the stems square, mostly erect, 2-10 dm. tall, loosely sticky-hairy.
Leaves opposite, sessile, broad-based and often clasping, broadly elliptic-oblong to ovate, usually rounded, 2-5 cm. long and 1-3.5 cm. broad, with rounded teeth, prominent network of veins, and white-woolly underneath.
Verticels of flowers crowded in elongate, terminal spikes, 3-15 cm. long a 0.5-1 cm. wide; calyx 1-2 mm. long, the tube and 5 teeth with sharp, short hairs; corolla 2-3 mm. long, nearly white, nearly regular, 4-lobed; stamens 4, equal, exerted; style 2-parted; ovary 2-celled, superior