Shrubby plant, as wide as it is tall, with woody base, ascending flower stems to 12 in. Leaves mostly basal, lance-shaped, evergreen, thick, saw-toothed. Inflorescence consists of a loose cluster of flowers at stem top, covered with small glistening glands. Flowers narrow, 1–1 1/2 in., tubular, bright deep rose-red to red-violet, with white-woolly hairs inside, staminode with pale yellow hairs and stamens extending outward. Grows in rocky outcrops, talus, at mid to high elevations at the northern edge of its range in southern Oregon.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--12 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Alpine, Subalpine
- Found In: Siskiyous, Coast Range, Sierra Nevada, Mt. Lassen
- Native: Yes