Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to southeast California, east to Idaho and Wyoming.
Habitat: Dry, open, and usually sandy places in the foothills and plains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Openly branched annual up to 4 dm. tall, with stalked glands at least above.
Leaves mostly basal, up to 7 cm. long and 2 cm. wide, from deeply pinnatifid to deeply lobed, these entire or few-toothed; cauline leaves strongly reduced, entire or pinnatifid.
Flowers in an open, sparsely bracteate, terminal inflorescence; calyx with prominent translucent intervals between the 5 herbaceous segments; corolla blue or blue-lavender, the tube 2-4 times as long as the 5 lobes; stamens 5, the filaments attached at the sinuses of the corolla; style 3-parted; ovary superior.
Capsule with 3 carpels, each with 2-8 seeds in 2 rows.