Perennial herb from a rhizome; stems erect, 80-150 cm tall, branching above, densely glandular-hairy with some spreading hairs.
Mostly opposite, oblong-lanceolate, 6-12 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, reduced above and on branches, tips pointed, hairy, especially along veins, margins toothed and fringed; unstalked.
Inflorescence of terminal racemes on main stem and branches, flowers erect in bud; petals broadly egg-shaped, distinctly notched, 12-16 mm long, deep purplish-rose; sepals 7-9 mm long, hooded, sharp-pointed; outer stamens twice length of inner; stigmas 4-lobed, exceeding longest stamens.
Capsules, 5-8 cm long, downy-hairy; seeds about 1 mm long, oblong egg-shaped, pointed at base, brownish-red, dense with sharp pimples.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia