PLANT: Perennial with 1-2 stemsfrom long, slender rhizomes, forming colonies of scattered flowering and vegetative shoots; stems 8-15(-20) cm tall, the internodes evident, the upper internodes often longer than the leaves, glabrous to glandular and short villous. LEAVES: linear, elliptic or narrowly lanceolate, flat, acute to obtuse, glabrous to ciliate, sometimes glandular, 1-5 cm long, 2-5 mm wide. INFLORESCENCE: flowers 2-3; pedicels glandular. FLOWER: calyx 6-10 mm long, the membranes flat; corolla pink to deep red-purple, the tube 15-17(-20) mm long, the lobes 8-10 mm long, emarginate; stamens inserted on the upper tube; uppermost anthers slightly exserted; stigmas located in the upper tube among the upper stamens. NOTES: Open sites, coniferous forest: Coconino (Navajo Mt.) and Apache (Lukachukai Mts.) cos.; 2300-2800 m (7500-9000 ft); (Apr-)Jun-Jul; sc UT. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.