Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Very wet places at mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with a solitary stem from the end of a short, horizontal rhizome, the stem 4-10 dm. tall.
Basal and lower cauline leaves well developed and rather long-petiolate, with 11-27 lanceolate and acute leaflets 1-4 cm. long and 2-13 mm. wide, somewhat reduced upward.
Flowers crowded in an elongate inflorescence; calyx herbaceous, 5-8 mm. long, the 5 lobes about equaling the tube; corolla blue, 1-1.6 cm. long and wide, the 5 lobes longer than the tube; style 3-parted, exserted and surpassing the stamens; ovary superior.