PLANT: Annual, 4-15 cm tall, branched throughout; stems glabrous to sparsely glandular. LEAVES: glabrous to sparsely glandular, gradually reduced upwards, entire, linear to filiform. INFLORESCENCE: open, with 1-2 pedicelled flowers in axils or at tips of branches. FLOWERS: calyx 2-5 mm long, glabrous, the lobes 1-4 mm long, acuminate to linearlanceolate; corolla diurnal, funnelform, 4-7 mm long, yellow, the lobes much longer than the inconspicuous tube and throat; stamens inserted on the tube; anthers exserted; stigma slightly exceeding the anthers. CAPSULE: 2-4 mm long, broadly ovoid. NOTES: Sandy washes, rocky slopes, desert shrubland; Mohave Co. (Colorado River Valley); 150-1350 m (500-4500 ft); Feb-May; s CA to sw UT, s to AZ. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.