Aliso 5: 174. 1962.
Herbs, perennial, 7–12 dm; herbage light gray-green, glabrate or glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole length 1/6–1/2 blade; blade lanceolate, 4–8 (–12) cm, length 2.2–3.5 times width, fleshy fresh, base truncate to cuneate, margins serrate to dentate. Pedicels slender, glabrate or stipitate-glandular. Flowers: corolla brick-red to cream, bicolored, sometimes unicolored, paler abaxially, abaxial lobe often cream to white, 7–9 mm, throat relatively open; staminode clavate, length greater than width. 2n = 96.
Phenology: Flowering Apr–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, canyons, gravelly washes.
Elevation: 800–3300 m.
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