Ascending stems clustered, stout, hollow, easily broken from root. Leaves hairless, with sharply pointed, deeply cut lobes. Inflorescence often divided, with many tightly clustered flowers. Flower purple-blue, with sharply pointed sepals pointing forward or flaring outward, and a short spur. Grows in wet streambanks, meadows, seeps, at high elevations.
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--6 feet
- Habitat: Meadow, Vernal Wet, Subalpine, Moist Riverbanks
- Found In: Wallowas, Crater Lake Np, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np
- Native: Yes