Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Montana, Colorado and New Mexico.
Habitat: Moist ground and seeps, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from shallow rhizomes, the stems erect, simple, 0.7-3 dm. tall, with loosely spreading hairs.
Leaves opposite, elliptic to lanceolate or ovate, 1-4 cm. long and 0.5-2 cm. wide, entire or slightly toothed.
Flowers on short pedicels in a compact, terminal raceme, becoming more elongate, the upper subtending bracts alternate; sepals 4; corolla deep blue-violet, 6-10 mm. wide, rotate, 4-lobed, the upper lobe the largest; stamens 2, filaments 1-1.5 mm. long; style 1-3 mm. long.
Capsule 4-7 mm. high, higher than wide, broadly notched, glandular-pubescent.