Erect branched stems. Leaves opposite, linear, with pointed tip, few hairs and glands on top surface, smooth below. Flower head at top, loose, flowers solitary, with 1/2–2 in. stalks. Flowers pink or sometimes white, with lighter or darker central rings; tube about twice as long as deeply notched heart-shaped petals. Grows in open rocky soils, shrub-steppe, grasslands, lightly wooded areas, at low to mid elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--16 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: East Gorge, Siskiyous, Great Basin, N Cascades NP
- Native: Yes