Guy L. Nesom in Flora of North America (vol. 20)
10-20 cm; tapooted, caudices woody, branches rhizomelike.
ascending-erect, sparsely villous, minutely stipitate-glandular at least distally.
cauline; blades narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 6-20(-25) × 1.5-3(-5) mm, barely reduced distally, margins entire, faces sparsely short-villous, minutely glandular, sometimes minutely stipitate-glandular.
3.5-4 × 7-10 mm.
in 3-5 series, sparsely strigose at bases or glabrous, minutely glandular.
14-24(-30); corollas white, drying blue, 5-8 mm, laminae weakly coiling.
(2.8-)3.8-4.5 mm (throats slightly indurate, not inflated).
2.2-2.5 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose;
outer of setae, inner of 20-35 bristles.
= 18. Flowering Jul-Aug. Ledges and crevices, pinyon-juniper to montane coniferous; of conservation concern; 1500-2500 m; Calif.
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