Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascade crest; Alaska south to California, east to western Nevada.
Habitat: Open wet area in subalpine and alpine marshes and seepages.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stems erect, 0-1 leaves.
Basal leaves orbiculate-reniform to oblong. Margins mostly entire, sometimes crenate to dentate.
~15-40 millimeters in diameter. Sepals colored faintly, white to yellow. Sepals abaxially blue to dark violet.
Follicles; 4-15 linear-oblong bodies, style and stigma straight or curved slightly. Seeds elliptic. ~2 millimeters long