Distribution: Introduced over most of northern United States and southern Canada; in Washington, chiefly east of the Cascades, where fairly common.
Habitat: Roadsides, stream banks, and moist to dry open places.
Flowers: April - June
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Puberulent annual or winter annual, the stem usually branched near the base, up to 2 dm. tall.
Leaves up to 2 cm. long and 7 mm. wide, the lowermost oblanceolate, the others oblong or elliptic.
Stems with flowers nearly to the base, the racemes leafy-bracteate below; pedicels less the 2 mm. long, ascending; calyx 3-5 mm. long,, the tube with short, hooked hairs, the 5 lobes with appressed hairs; corolla tube narrow, the 5 lobes abruptly spreading, the limb 1-2 mm. wide, blue; hairy appendages opposite the corolla lobes at the top of the tube; style shorter than the nutlets.
Nutlets 4, attached near the base, light brown, smooth and shining.