Plant: shrub; to 1 m tall; current growth sparsely or not branched Leaves: petiolate, 1.5-4 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, those of branches and main axis similar in size; blade ovate to broadly elliptic; margin sometimes entire, usually crenate INFLORESCENCE: RACEMES to 7 cm long, 2.5-3.5 cm wide. OUTER BRACT 6-18 mm long, 2-12 mm wide; margin crenate or with small teeth; apex abruptly attenuate Flowers: petals connate, (8-)10-15 mm long; stamens 11-17 mm long Fruit: ACHENE 2-4 mm long; SEED subapical; testa non-sculptured; endosperm lacking Misc: Open slopes and washes, frequently on clay or gypsum; 500-1000 m (1700-3200 ft); Apr-Jul REFERENCES: Christy, Charlotte M. 1998. Loasaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 96.