Small, slender. Stem single, weak, sometimes branched. Leaves mostly basal, 1–2 in. across, divided palmately into 5-toothed lobes, smaller leaves on stem. Flowers small, 2–8 mostly on one side of stem, held upright on ascending stalks; sepals bright to dark blue; upper petals bluish with white along edges, notched; spur slender, curved at tip, about 1/2 in. long. Grows in poor soil in valleys or on hillsides in meadows that dry up by midsummer, at mid to high elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: under 16 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Subalpine
- Found In: East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake Np
- Native: Yes