Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington but more common eastward; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Vernally moist meadows and other moist sites, from the lowlands to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual, the stem 1-4 dm. tall, usually simple; herbage spreading-hairy throughout, with hairs up to 2 mm. long in the inflorescence.
Leaves alternate, all cauline, 1-4 cm. long, the lower linear and entire, the upper a little wider and 3-5 cleft, the segments narrow.
Inflorescence a terminal spike; bracts gradually differentiated from the leaves, becoming shorter and more cleft, usually green throughout; calyx 2-cleft, with bifid segments; corolla off-white or pale yellow, 12-20 mm. long, exerted, the lower lip inflated and tri-saccate, with inconspicuous teeth; the upper lip straight, 1-2 mm. longer than the lower lip; stamens 4, attached near the top of the corolla tube.