Distribution: Mostly east of the Cascade summits in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Colorado.
Habitat: Somewhat moist open slopes and woodlands, foothills to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, hairy, low perennial from a short rhizome and fibrous roots, the leaves usually surpassing the flowers.
Leaves few, long-petiolate, alternate, all attached near the base; leaf blades up to 1 dm. wide and 1.5 dm. long, pinnatifid into 7-11 sessile leaflets, crowded toward the top, spaced lower down, deeply lobed, the lobes uneven, rounded or pointed.
Flowers in compact, globose clusters with short peduncles; calyx divided to near the base, hairy; corolla 5-9 mm. long, 5-lobed, blue-purple to lavender; stamens 5, the filaments exerted, attached near the bottom of the corolla tube, each flanked by a pair of linear appendages; style exerted, 2-cleft.
Fruit a capsule.