Distribution: In the Cascades of Washington; Washington south to California, east to Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Open, rocky areas at high elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herbs from a branched base and taproot, with fine, spreading, stiff hairs throughout, the several stems up to 1 dm. tall.
Leaves entire, the basal ones oblanceolate, 0.5-4 cm. long, the cauline ones alternate, narrower and reduced.
Flowers usually solitary, erect; calyx lobes 5, 2-6 mm. long; corolla bell-shaped, blue, 6-12 mm. long, the 5 lobes about equal to the tube; stamens 5; style equaling the corolla; ovary inferior.
Capsule 3-celled, cylindric-obconic, 5-7 mm. long.