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Widespread in western and central counties. Not often abundant within its habitats. Many populations in range that has been grazed for a long period of time.
Stems erect, mostly simple,10–25 cm. Herbage puberulent. Leaves linear with 1 or 2 pairs of linear lobes, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence bracts ovate, entire or with a pair of linear lobes, ciliate, pink-tipped. Flowers: calyx 5–9 mm long, ultimate lobes linear, 2–6 mm long; corolla 15–18 mm long, yellow, galea 4–7 mm long, upper lip projecting beyond the lower lip. Capsule 5–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)