Glandularia chiricahensis is an upright herb becoming woody towards the base. The flowers are pink to purple and mostly over 9mm wide. The leaves are over 3cm long. The corolla tube is about twice as long as the calyx, unlike the corolla tube in G. gooddingii which is about the same length as the calyx. The leaves are coarsely dissected and the calyx lacks glands. Glandularia chiricahensis is found at upper elevation in mixed conifer forest.