PLANT: Annual, 9-30(-35) cm tall, simple or branched above rosette, glabrous and glaucous below, glandular above. LEAVES: cobwebby pubescent on upper surface, abruptly reduced above the basal rosette; basal deeply lobed once, the lobes oblong; cauline clasping, dentate to entire. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 1-3 short pedicelled flowers at branch tips. FLOWERS: calyx 3-5 mm long, glandular, thelobes short acuminate; corolla funnelform, 7-12 mm long, the tube exserted, purple and whitestriate, the throat yellow or purple tinged below, the lobes white to lavender; stamens insertedon the throat; anthers exserted; stigmas located among or slightly above the anthers. CAPSULE: 4-7 mm long, ovoid. 2n=36. NOTES: Sandy soils, shrubland, woodland; Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai cos.; 300-1900 m (1000-6200 ft); Mar-May; WA to ID, s to CA and AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.