PLANT: Short-lived perennial, 22-70 cmtall; stems erect to ascending, branched throughout, glandular. LEAVES: alternate, 8-30 mm long, elliptic to linear-lanceolate, sparsely glandular, the tips acute, the margins serrate, the teeth aristate. INFLORESCENCE: with 1-5 subsessile flowers on the upper branches, each flower closely subtended by 1 leaf and 5-6 bracts, the bracts 5-8 mm long, narrowly oblong to linear-lanceolate, the tips aristate. FLOWER: calyx 5-7 mm long, mostly translucent, the herbaceous ribs narrow, the tips short-aristate; corolla 9-12(20) mm long, funnelform, bluish violet to lavender, the tube equal to the lobes, the upper 2 lobes erect, the lower 3 spreading; stamens inserted equally, exserted; filaments bent upward; stigma exserted, located among or exceeding the anthers. CAPSULE: 3.5-4.5 mm long, ellipsoid. NOTES: Canyons, rocky slopes; 1130-1620 m (3700-5200 ft); Aug-Oct (Jan); Santa Cruz Co.; AZ and TX, s to C. Amer. Turner, B. L. Phytologia 76: 318-337. 1994. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.