PLANT: Annual, 3-30 cm tall, simple to branched; stems glabrous or with short glandular hairs. LEAVES: glabrous to sparsely short pilose, entire to remotely few toothed. INFLORESCENCE: with flowers congested in terminal heads, bracteate; flowers subsessile. FLOWER: calyx 3-4.5 mm long, glabrous to sparsely glandular, the lobes acuminate; corolla white to pale lavender, the tube 4-7 mm long, throat 0.5-1 mm wide, the lobes rounded; stamens inserted on the upper tube or throat; filaments subequal; anthers and stigma slightly exserted. CAPSULE: 3-4 mm long; seeds 1-2 per locule. 2n=14. NOTES: Sandy soils, shrublands, pinyon-juniper woodland; Apache, Coconino, Navajo cos; 1280-2200 m (4200-7200 ft); May-Jul(Sep); s UT to sw CO, s to AZ and NM. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.