Clumps or single stem, upright to prostrate, hairy, unbranched. Leaves lance- to egg-shaped, entire or slightly toothed, opposite; lower leaves with petioles; upper leaves sessile. Flowers with short stalks in stout round head above 2 spreading, pointed bracts at stem top. Flower purple, pink, or white; upper lip hood-like; lower lip 3-lobed with middle lobe fringed. Grows in disturbed soils, moist places at edges of forests. Circumboreal.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 4--16 inches
- Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Disturbed
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Columbia Basin, West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous, Wallowas, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes