Distribution: Occurring in lowland western Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Disturbed soil in shaded areas.
Origin: Introduced from sw Europe
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial, the stem 3-8 dm. tall, stiff-hairy throughout.
Leaves alternate, the blades ovate, pointed, the lower petiolate, becoming sessile and reduced upward.
Flowers in tight clusters terminal on long peduncles from the leaf axils, the clusters closely subtended by a pair of leafy bracts; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes blunt; corolla 10 mm. wide, bright blue with a white center, the 5 lobes spreading, rounded
Nutlets 4; base of nutlet concave with thickened rim.