Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Disturbed soil in forest edge and other shaded areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial, the stem 3-8 dm. tall, stiff-hairy throughout.
Leaves alternate, the blades ovate, pointed, the lower petiolate, becoming sessile and reduced upward.
Flowers in tight clusters terminal on long peduncles from the leaf axils, the clusters closely subtended by a pair of leafy bracts; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes blunt; corolla 10 mm. wide, bright blue with a white center, the 5 lobes spreading, rounded
Nutlets 4; base of nutlet concave with thickened rim.