Stem erect, unbranched, a whorl of leaves at stem top. Leaves divided into many narrow segments, stiff hairs on upper surface, shiny below. Few flowers open at a time from within the leaves. Flowers with erect, long, slender, reddish tubes have 5 pink lobes at top; throat of tube yellow, with yellow ring under lobes, or colors sometimes reversed; stamens extending outward. Grows in spring-damp to fairly dry places at low to mid elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Height: 2--6 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Vernal Wet
- Found In: Columbia Basin, N Cascades Np, West Gorge, Olympic Np
- Native: Yes