Mats of evergreen leaves, flower stems less than 4 in. tall. Leaves widely oval to round, 1/4–3/4 in. long, finely toothed, deep blue-green, with a blue-white waxy surface. Flowers deep rose to pink, lavender-pink, or violet, rarely white, 3/4–1 1/2 in. long, staminode hairless or bearing golden-woolly hairs. Grows on rocky outcrops at mid to high elevations. Where they come in contact, hybridizes with P. davidsonii or P. newberryi.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: May-August
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 2--6 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine
- Found In: N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Siskiyous
- Native: Yes