Syst. Bot. 34: 189. 2009.
Stems erect to spreading, 5–60 cm, sparsely puberulent, hairs glandular and eglandular. Leaf-blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 5–15 × 1–2 mm, margins entire. Spikes 2–15 cm; bracts often purple distally, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 10–15 mm, margins pinnately 3-lobed near middle. Flowers: calyx 10–13 mm; corolla pale lavender to pale lilac, 10–15 mm, lobes 4–5 mm, occasionally marked with redbrown or purple-red lines; stamens 2, each with 2 pollen-sacs; staminodes 2. Capsules narrowly ellipsoid, 5–7 mm. Seeds 8–10, brown, ± reniform, 2–3 mm, without abaxial crest. 2n = 28.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Alkaline meadows and flats.
Elevation: 100–900 m.
Chloropyron tecopense has a delicate appearance because of their slender branches with relatively small, appressed leaves. The species is found in Inyo and eastern San Bernardino counties in California and in Esmeralda County in western Nevada.