Cordylanthus tenuis subsp. barbatus
Syst. Bot. Monogr. 10: 58, figs. 3l3, 10k, 22h–n. 1986.
Stems puberulent, glandular-puberulent and often pilose. Leaves green, entire or 3-lobed, lobes linear to linear-lanceolate. Inflorescences 3–7-flowered, flowers in dense clusters; bracts green, 3-lobed, hirsute with long hairs. Flowers: corolla 15–18 mm. 2n = 28.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Open, mixed deciduous forests.
Elevation: 1300–2400 m.
Subspecies barbatus is known from Fresno County. The long, dense hairs on the inflorescence bracts help to identify it.