Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana and south to Wyoming.
Habitat: Open wooded slopes and drier meadows at high elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous perennial from a stout woody base, the stems clustered, 1.5-6 dm. tall
Basal leaves 5-18 cm. long, the blade slightly longer than the petiole, pinnate, the leaflets narrow, well-spaced, serrate; cauline leaves few, similar, but much reduced upward.
Inflorescence an open, spike-like, elongate raceme, the bracts deeply trifid; calyx tube pale between the 5 darker veins; calyx lobes 5, narrow, entire, the upper one the shortest; corolla white to pale, creamy yellow, often finely marked with purple, about 1 cm. long, bilabiate, the upper lip hooded, strongly arched, tapered into a down-curved, beak curved to one side; the lower lip only slightly 3-lobed, nearly as long as the upper beak; stigma capitate.
Capsule glabrous, flattened, curved.