PLANT: 3-7 cm tall; stems mostly erect, simple or branching above, reddish brown, densely pubescent. LEAVES: 8-18 mm long, glabrous to short pubescent, the rachis flattened, the lobes linear, the lateral lobes 2-6, mostly simple. INFLORESCENCE: terminal, compact, subcapitate, the bracts similar to the cauline leaves. FLOWERS: subsessile; calyx 7-10 mm long, the tube glandular short pubescent, the lobes simple; corolla salverform, yellow, 6-8 mm long; stamens inserted on the upper tube below the sinuses; filaments 1-2 mm long; anthers exserted; style exserted; stigmatic lobes mostly 3, situated below the anthers. CAPSULE: broad ovoid, mostly 3-locular, dehiscent, 3-5(-8) mm long; seeds 1-2(-3) per locule. NOTES: Infrequent on rocky or clay soils of flats: Coconino Co. (Navajo Mt.); 2290-2560 m (7500-8400 ft); Jun; WA and ID, s to CA and n AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.