Distribution: Along the east base of the Cascades, Chelan to Klickitat Counties, Washington, and at scattered locations in Oregon and Idaho.
Habitat: Open, often rocky hillsides and banks in the foothills, valleys, and lower mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stout perennial herb from a branched, woody base, the several stems 4-10 dm. tall, sticky throughout with stalked glands.
Leaves opposite, sharply toothed or entire, the basal ones 10-35 cm. long and 2.5-9 cm. wide, petiolate, the blade lanceolate to elliptic; lowermost cauline leaves reduced, the others well-developed, sessile and often clasping, broadly lanceolate to rotund-ovate, 4-12 cm. long and 2-5 cm. wide.
Inflorescence of several verticillasters; calyx 9-15 mm. long, the 5 segments narrow and herbaceous; corolla blue-lavender, strongly glandular-hairy outside, glabrous inside, 28-40 mm. long, over 1 cm. wide at the mouth; anthers permanently horseshoe-shaped, 1.7-2.3 mm. long; pollen sacs dehiscent across their apices, the lower part saccate and indehiscent, glabrous; staminode glabrous, the tip flattened.
Capsules 10-14 mm. long, surpassed by the calyx.