Plant: Perennial heb; to 27 cm tall Leaves: petiolate; blades lanceolate, 3-10 cm long, 1.0-2.5 cm wide, attenuate at base, acute at apex, sparsely villous to glabrate, distinctly 5-veined below, the margins with a few, remotely shallow teeth INFLORESCENCE: pedunculate, scapose; PEDUNCLES 5-17 cm long, sparsely villous. SPIKES 2.5-10 cm long, interrupted near base; bracts ovate, 1.4-2.0 mm long, finely ciliate Flowers: perfect; sepals broadly elliptic, ca. 1.8-2.5 mm long, broadly scarious-margined; midvein thin; corolla lobes spreading or reflexed, triangular to ovate, 0.6-0.8 mm long, inconspicuous in fruit; stamens 4 Fruit: capsules, breaking well below middle; SEEDS 4, ellipsoid, ca 1.5 mm long, ca 0.8 mm wide, brown, the inner surface rounded-convex, the outer surface slightly reticulate Misc: moist meadows; 2600-2650 m (8600-8700 ft); Aug REFERENCES: Huisinga, Kristin D. and Tina J. Ayers. 1999. Plantaginaceae. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 32(1).