Plant: perennial herb; 1 stem, 17-55 cm tall Leaves: in a dense basal rosette and cauline, whorled 4-6 per node on lower stem, opposite above, all with white coriaceous, entire or undulate margins; rosette leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 7-12 cm long INFLORESCENCE: a paniculate cyme Flowers: 4-merous; calyx lobes 4-7 mm long, lanceolate to ovate, with white margins; calyx tube ca. 1 mm long; petals lanceolate to ovate to obovate, 8-12 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, whitish or yellowish with dark purple dots, each petal with a gland 4-8 mm long, with 2 lobes at the apex and fimbriate margins; stamens 4; pistil with a prominent style Fruit: FRUITS dark capsules, 8-15 mm long, the style persistent. SEEDS black, elliptic, rugose, ca. 3-4 mm long Misc: Grassland, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine forests; 1350-2050 m (4500-6800 ft); May-Jul REFERENCES: Mason, Charles T. 1998 Gentianaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 84.