Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Washington to California, east to western Idaho and northwestern Nevada.
Habitat: Forest openings, open slopes, and remnant balds at low to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stiff-hairy annual, the simple or branched stem 0.5-5 dm. tall.
Leaves scattered, linear to narrowly oblong or linear-oblanceolate, 1-5 cm. long.
Flowers in naked spikes, usually in pairs or threes; calyx divided to the base, the 5 lobes 3-5 mm. long in fruit, stiff-hairy at least below; corolla large and showy, the 5 lobes white with a yellow base, with hairy appendages at the top of the tube opposite the corolla lobes, the limb 4-8 mm. wide; style equaling the nutlets.
Nutlets 1-4, 2-3 mm. long, minutely granular, attached to the style.