Leaves: 4 per node, 7-19 mm long, lanceolate or ovate, tapering to acute apex Flowers: FLOWERS in narrow inflorescences, the branches short; corollas strictly rotate, externally hispid with usually long hairs Fruit: with long straight hairs Misc: 1000-2300 m (3300-7500 ft); May-Aug REFERENCES: Dempster, Lauramay T. 1995. Rubiaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Sci. 29(l): 29.
Soza 2016 (Jepson Online)
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Perennial herb, erect, 10--30 cm, coarse-hairy, base woody; dioecious. Leaves: in whorls of 4, in 2 unequal pairs; leaves of larger pair 6--19 mm, generally ovate to lanceolate, +- 3-veined, tip tapered to acute, generally sharp to touch. Flowers: Inflorescence: narrow panicle, open, clusters axillary, many-flowered. Flower: corolla rotate, +- white to pink, hairy externally. Fruits: nutlets, 3--6 mm including long, straight hairs. Ecology: N- or e-facing slopes, shady canyon bottoms; Elevation: 1100--2250 m; flowers May-July. Distribution: n AZ, w NV, s CA Synonyms: None Editor: Hazelton pasted from Jepson