Ascending stems with leaves from woody base. Stems and leaves hairless, not sticky. Leaves blue with waxy coating, oval, widest at base, clasping stem, pointed tip. Flower bright lavender-blue, opens from a yellow bud, staminode hairless. Grows on dry open slopes in hills and mountains at low to high elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 8--30 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine
- Found In: Siskiyous, Cascade Siskiyou National Monument.
- Native: Yes