Erect but sometimes bending over. Stems clustered. Leaves opposite, on short petioles, blades to 5 in. long, lance-shaped to widely oval, with rounded base, saw-toothed, with pointed tips. Flowers several on long stalks along upper stem. Flowers distinctly 2-lipped with lower lip longer, pinkish purple, often lighter on underside and inside, glandular-hairy on outside, anthers woolly. Grows in moist woods, on rocky places in mixed forests, at mid to high elevations. Separated from but similar to Penstemon.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 12--40 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, West Gorge, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes