Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Habitat: Wet meadows and boggy areas at middle to high elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Mat-forming perennial from long, thin rhizomes, the stem lax, up to 6 cm. long.
Leaves opposite, crowded near the ground, short-hairy abaxially (underside), viscid to glabrous adaxially (upperside); leaves oblanceolate, sessile, nearly entire, 3-nerved from the base, 7-25 mm. long and 3-11 mm. wide.
Flowers solitary on slender pedicels up to 10 cm. long arising from the leaf clusters; calyx narrow, 4-8 mm. long, mostly glabrous, the 5 teeth short, equal; corolla yellow, often dotted with maroon, 1-2 cm. long, scarcely bilabiate, the 5 lobes spreading, shallowly notched, the throat somewhat flaring; stamens 4.