Distribution: Olympic Mountains and Cascades of Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon and California.
Habitat: Fairly dry meadows and rocky slopes, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Slender annual, the stem 1-3.5 dm. tall, simple or more commonly branched above; herbage sub-glabrous.
Leaves alternate, all cauline, entire, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-4 cm. long; bracts abruptly differentiated from the leaves, shorter, broader and blunter, occasionally with a pair of lateral lobes below the middle, the upper ones pink-purple.
Inflorescence a dense, showy spike; calyx 2-cleft, with bifid segments; corolla 10-13 mm. long, purplish, bilabiate, mostly covered by the bracts, the lower lip somewhat inflated, with 3 inconspicuous, short teeth; upper lip hooded, enclosing the 4 stamens, about 1 mm. longer than the lower lip.