Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California.
Habitat: Marshes, wet meadows and edges of ponds.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual herbs from fibrous roots, the stems erect or ascending, simple or branched, 0.5-3 dm. tall, the herbage glabrous throughout.
Leaves alternate, sessile, the lower leaves narrow, the others lanceolate to lance-ovate, 0.5-1.5 cm. long and up to 7 mm. wide.
Flowers sessile and solitary in the leaf axils; calyx lobes 5, linear, 3-8 mm. long; corolla showy, blue to pink or white with a yellow-ridged white eye, 7-12 mm. long, two-lipped, the tube short, the 3-lobed lower lip large and spreading or reflexed; filaments and anthers connected in tubes, both tubes nearly straight and parallel, the filament tube 2-4.5 mm. long; stigma 2-lobed; ovary inferior.
Capsule 1-celled, elongate, 2-4 cm. long and 1-1.5 mm. thick.