Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Meadows, prairies and hillsides where moist, at least in early spring.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose perennial from a deep-seated bulb, the scape 3-5 dm. tall.
Leaves several, all basal, up to 6 dm. long and mostly 7-20 mm. broad.
Inflorescence a raceme, 1-2 dm. long at flowering, longer in fruit; pedicels 10-40 mm. long, ascending in fruit; flowers light to deep blue-violet; tepals 6, distinct, alike, 2.5-3.5 cm. long and 5-10 mm. broad, twisting above the ovary and covering it; stamens 6, style slender, stigmas 3.
Capsule 3-celled, 15-25 mm. long