This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This handsome Utah species is of robust habit, attaining, in good soil a height of from 3 to 5 feet. The lower leaves are petioled, varying in form from ovate-lanceo" late to spathulate, coarsely and sharply toothed; those of the stem broadly ovate, entire, and semi-amplexicaul, or sometimes even connate, all being of a fleshy texture, and, like the whole plant, smooth and gluacescent. The flowers are borne in a many-flowered naked panicle, from 18 inches to 2 feet long; the corolla, which is peach-colored, being remarkable for its short inflated tube and gaping mouth, as well as for the long reflexed lobes of the lower lip, each marked by a central reddish line, and the conspicuous projecting yellow-bearded sterile filament. It is quite hardy, and will succeed in almost any well-drained soil.- Garden.