Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Alberta.
Habitat: Subalpine meadows and forest openings at high elevations.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial, the stems clustered, erect or ascending from a woody base, 1.5-3 dm. tall, unbranched, nearly glabrous.
Leaves alternate, usually glabrous, divided into 3-5 divergent lobes, the lateral segments much narrower than the mid-blade.
Inflorescence showy, rose-colored to magenta, or whitish, short and compact, later elongating; bracts villous, 3- to 5-parted, about as long as the flowers; calyx 12-20 mm. long, deeply cleft above and below, its primary lobes again divided into 2 segments up to 6 mm. long; corolla 15-25 mm. long, the upper lip about as long as the tube, and 3-5 times the length of the dark green, thickened lower lip; stamens 4.