Erect, sometimes branched stems. Basal leaves lance-shaped, toothed; stem leaves lance-shaped to linear, without teeth. Flowers in compact head at stem tip. Flower with long tube flared at top to 5 oval lobes, usually salmon but sometimes white or yellow; pollen deep blue. Grows in dry soils in lightly wooded areas from sea level to mid elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Height: 4--36 inches
- Habitat: Dry Soils, Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge, West Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake Np, N Cascades Np, Olympic Np
- Native: Yes