Prodr. 10: 597. 1846.
Stems erect, 10–30 (–90) cm, puberulent, sometimes pilose. Leaves puberulent; proximal 10–40 mm, margins 3–5-lobed, lobes 1–2 mm wide; distal 10–15 × 0.5–1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences capitate spikes, 3–7-flowered; bracts 1–7, 10–20 mm, margins 5–7-lobed, lobes green, sometimes purple distally, filiform. Pedicels: bracteoles 10–20 mm, margins entire. Flowers: calyx 15–20 mm, tube 0 mm, apex entire or 2-fid, cleft 0–1 mm; corolla pale-yellow, spotted and streaked with purple, 10–20 mm, throat 4–6 mm diam., abaxial lip 3–5 mm, ca. equal to and appressed to adaxial; stamens 4, filaments hairy distally, fertile pollen-sacs 2 per filament, unequal. Capsules oblong-lanceoloid, 8–10 mm. Seeds 10–20, light-brown, narrowly ovate, 1.5–2 mm, reticulate. 2n = 24.
Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky, alkaline soils, sagebrush scrub.
Elevation: 400–2900 m.
Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wyo.