Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Dry sites at moderate to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Plants with a much-branched, woody base, the flowering stems simple and erect, 2-6 dm. tall; plants usually glandular in the inflorescence, otherwise glabrous.
Leaves opposite, ternate, whorled or scattered, sharply toothed to entire; leaves on the short, sterile shoots oblanceolate to elliptic and short-petiolate, those on the flowering stems usually sessile and broad-based, up to 6 cm. long and 2.5 cm. wide.
Inflorescence of several verticillasters, often rather loose; calyx 2.5-6 mm. long, the 5 segments lanceolate; corolla dull whitish with some purplish lines within, sometimes washed with lavender, 8-20 mm. long, the tube narrow; staminode glabrous or hairy, not expanded toward the tip; pollen sacs 0.5-0.9 mm. long, glabrous, dehiscent throughout, widely spreading.
Capsule 3-5 mm. long.