Distribution: In Washington chiefly in the Cascades from Mt. Adams south, occasionally north to Whatcom County; south to Crater Lake, Oregon.
Habitat: Subalpine meadows and forests along streams and wet areas.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, hummingbirds
Perennial, the stems erect, solitary, 3-5 dm. tall, from a slender, creeping base, unbranched, glabrate to obscurely villous, to more or less hispid.
Leaves alternate, usually glabrous, sometimes all entire and linear-lanceolate, but usually a few upper ones with 1-2 pairs of lateral lobes, these much narrower than the mid-blade.
Inflorescence showy, short and thick, but later elongating, the bracts and calyces with a yellow band below the red tips; bracts villous, rather broad, 5-parted, shorter than the flowers; calyx 20-30 mm. long, deeply cleft above and below, its primary lobes again divided into two linear, acute segments 8-12 mm. long; corolla 30-50 mm. long, the upper lip about the length of the tube and many times longer than the dark green, thickened, lower lip; stamens 4.