Stem erect. Leaves 3–4, 2–4 in., with deep channel down center. Flower cluster round and dense, fewer than 20 flowers above 4 purple to white bracts. Flowers light to very dark blue or purple, bell-shaped, with 3 fertile stamens, 3 lavender-blue, erect, forked, sharp, tooth-like projections. Blooms later than similar D. capitatum, blue dicks, in open woodlands, grasslands.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 8--40 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP
- Native: Yes