Stems simple or with 1–10 ascending branches proximally, 2–37 cm, glabrous proximally, puberulent to glandular-puberulent distally. Leaves puberulent to glandular-puberulent; proximal cauline: blade linear, 5–25 mm; cauline: blade ± ovate or obovate, 8–50 mm, base sessile, margins pinnatifid, rarely bipinnatifid, lateral lobes 2–11. Spikelike racemes interrupted, dense distally, 1–24 cm; peduncle absent; bracts pinnatifid, rarely bipinnatifid, ± ovate, 2–30 mm, lateral lobes 2–8. Pedicels 0.3–0.5 mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx 6–13 mm, puberulent to glandular-puberulent, tube 4–7 mm, lobes triangular to narrowly lanceolate, 1–4 × 1–1.5 mm; corolla yellow, rarely yellow and white, or white, fading to rose pink, 10–25 mm, densely hairy, beak dark purple, not hooked, abaxial lobes spreading, 2–5 mm, throat abruptly indented, forming a fold under abaxial corolla lip, adaxial lobes projecting; stamens included, pollen sac yellow, 1.5–2 mm, glabrous, dehiscing longitudinally; style 12–22 mm, glabrous; stigma capitate. Capsules 4–8 × 2.5–4.5 mm, glabrous. Seeds 30–100, ovoid, 0.5–1 mm.
Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).