PLANT: Annual, 8-20(-35) cm tall, branched throughout; stems cobwebby pubescent below, glandular above. LEAVES: cobwebby pubescent, reduced above the basal rosette; basal and lower deeply lobed, the lobes linear to oblong; cauline basally lobed or entire. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 1-2 pedicelled flowers at branch tips. FLOWERS: calyx 2-5 mm long, the lobes acute; corolla funnelform, 4-7 mm long, the tube equal to the calyx, the throat pale blue to white, the lobes light to deep violet, yellow spotted at base; stamens inserted on the throat; anthers located above the throat; stigma situated among the anthers. CAPSULE: 3-6.5 mm long, globose to ovoid. 2n=18. NOTES: Open sites, shrubland, woodland; Coconino, Mohave, San Juan, Yavapai, Yuma cos.; 450-1300 m (1600-4200 ft); Mar-Apr; CA to WY, s to AZ and NM. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.