Distribution: Local in Washington to western Cascades of Puget Trough; Alaska south to Washington, east to Northwest Territories and Alberta.
Habitat: Uncommon in meadows at high elevations in the mountains
Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)
Perennial herbs, creeping below ground, the lax stems up to 1.5 dm. tall.
Basal leaves petiolate, the blades oblanceolate to elliptic, serrate, 6-25 mm. long; cauline leaves similar, alternate, few and reduced.
Flowers usually solitary, terminal; calyx lobes 5, narrow, leaf-like, 5-18 mm. long, with a few slender teeth; corolla bell-shaped, blue, 18-30 mm. long, the 5 lobes broad, much shorter than the tube; stamens 5, free form the corolla, the filaments short; style included, stigma 3-lobed; ovary inferior.
Capsule 3-celled, cylindrical, 1 cm. long.