Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Common in dry, open places in the foothills and plains to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Erect annual, the stem densely puberulent, simple or branched, 1-5 dm. tall.
Leaves cauline, nearly sessile, 1.5-11 cm. long and 1.5-12 mm. wide, often with a pair of narrow lobes below the middle, otherwise entire.
Flowers crowded toward the ends of the branches; calyx divided nearly to the base, the 5 lobes narrow, bristly; corolla broadly bell-shaped, blue-lavender, the limb 8-18 mm. wide; stamens not exerted; style shallowly 2-cleft.