Distribution: Introduced as an ornamental, occasionally escaping west of the Cascades in Washington.
Habitat: Bare and disturbed ground.
Flowers: June - August
Origin: Introduced from Mediterranean
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous, glaucous perennial, the stem usually unbranched, 3-6 dm. tall.
Leaves numerous, entire, linear, opposite below and alternate above.
Inflorescence an elongate raceme; calyx 5-lobed to the base; corolla bright violet, 7-10 mm. long not including the long, down-curved spur, bi-labiate; stamens 4.