Plant: perennial herb; enlarged rootstock. STEMS several, often scandent, 30-70 cm or longer Leaves: 2.5-6 cm long, 1-4 cm wide; petiole 0.4-1.2 cm long; blade broadly lanceolate to ovate, with two large teeth near base; uppermost leaves similar to other leaves INFLORESCENCE: cymose Flowers: with pedicel 2-4 mm long; calyx usually deciduous; petals yellowish-orange, 12-14 mm long, 7-8 mm wide, with trichomes at apex only; staminodia 0; stamens all with linear filaments; style 8-11 mm long Fruit: capsules cylindric, erect; body 10-14 mm long. SEEDS ca. 10, pendulous, not winged; blocky in outline except for the protruding hilum end; testa cells elongate, striate Misc: Rocky slopes; 1500-2300 m (5000-7500 ft); Aug-Oct REFERENCES: Christy, Charlotte M. 1998. Loasaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 96.