Distribution: Garden escape in scattered locations throughout Washington; similarly escaped throughout most of North America.
Habitat: Disturbed areas near cultivated setting in towns and cities.
Flowers: April - September
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Variable, glabrous or puberulent, annual or biennial, low or short plant.
Leaves oval to broadly lanceolate, mostly basal; stipules leaf-like, pinnately lobed, the end lobe longer.
Flowers 10-25 mm. long, the spur long; petals violet or yellow or both, longer than the sepals.
Fruit a 3-valved capsule, ovary superior, placentation parietal.