Cordylanthus wrightii subsp. wrightii
Stems puberulent to sparsely puberulent and/or glandular-puberulent. Leaves 3–5-lobed. Spikes 2–4-flowered, 20–30 mm; bracts 2 or 3. Pedicels: bracteoles 15–30 mm, margins toothed distally. Flowers: corolla bright-yellow or lavender-pink with purple markings, 20–25 mm. 2n = 26.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry openings, pinyon-juniper woodlands, sagebrush scrub.
Elevation: 1600–2200 m.
Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua)
The inflorescence bracts of subsp. wrightii are three- to nine-lobed; northern populations tend to have three-lobed bracts; southerly populations have bracts with five to nine lobes.