PLANT: Perennial with 1-4 stems from a deep seated rhizome, sometimes suffrutescent; stems 6-15 cm tall, the lower internodes evident. LEAVES: linear-oblong to narrowly lanceolate, flat, acute to obtuse, glandular and short villous, 1.5-4 cm long, 3-5 mm wide. INFLORESCENCE: flowers 2-3, pedicelled; pedicels glandular, short villous. FLOWERS: calyx 7-9 mm long, the membrane flat; corolla usually bright pink, the tube 10-15 mm long, the lobes 6-10 mm long, retuse to emarginate; stamens inserted on the mid tube; stigmas located well below the stamens. NOTES: Open sites, shrubland, coniferous forest and woodland: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, Yavapai cos.; 1200-2450 m (4000-8000 ft); Apr-Jun(-Sep); AZ to nw NM. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.