Plant: Annual herb; to 44 cm tall Leaves: without distinct petiole; blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 5-22 cm long, 0.1-1 cm wide, acute to acuminate at apex, sparsely villous to glabrous, distinctly 3-veined below, the margins entire INFLORESCENCE: pedunculate, scapose; PEDUNCLES 9-39 cm long, hirsute, with most hairs appressed-ascending. SPIKES 1-7 cm long, rarely interrupted at maturity; bracts broadly triangular, 2.8-3.5 mm long, about as long as sepals, scariously-margined at base, sparsely to densely villous, with tufts of white hairs in axils, with midvein long ciliate Flowers: perfect; sepals obovate, 3-4 mm long, narrowly scarious-margined, villous; corolla lobes spreading or reflexed, broadly ovate, 2.3-3.5 mm long; stamens 4 Fruit: capsules, breaking at or slighly below middle; SEEDS 2, pyriform, ca. 3 mm long, ca. 1.5 mm wide, light to dark brown, the inner surface deeply concave, the rim thick, the outer surface alveolate Misc: Moist soils, deserts and desert grasslands; 1500-1700 m (5000-5500 ft); May to Sep REFERENCES: Huisinga, Kristin D. and Tina J. Ayers. 1999. Plantaginaceae. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 32(1).