Decumbent or upright when small. Stems tangled or sprawling, sometimes climbing, to 3 ft. long. Leaves pinnately divided, long curling tendril possibly branched at end of petiole. Leaflets 8–18, widely oval, with small spine at tip. Flowers 3–9 in widely spaced spikes, blue, blue-lavender, or purple. Grows in forests, meadows, at low to high elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: Vines to 40 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge, West Gorge, Wallowas, Crater Lake Np, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Steens
- Native: Yes