Ascending unbranched stems form loose clump. Plant finely hairy or hairless. Dark green leaves oval, to 1 in. long, sessile, entire. Inflorescence is a loose cluster atop stem. Flowers up to 1/2 in. wide, deep blue, with styles and stamens noticeably longer. Grows in forest openings, moist meadows, at high elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 2-8 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Alpine
- Found In: Olympic NP, N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas
- Native: Yes