Red-orange or brick red flowers bloom in narrow clusters and in upper axils on these leafy, branched, velvety-haired plants. Flowers 1-1.3 in (2.5-3.1 cm) wide. Height: to 20 ft (6 m), stems often leaning at base.
Open ground in arid grassland and among piñon and juniper.
Central Canada; south to western Montana, most of Utah, northeastern Arizona, and most of New Mexico; east to Texas and Iowa.