Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
April 17, 1806, at The Dalles, Oregon.
Pale or deep blue, narrowly bell-shaped flowers bloom in an umbel at the top of a leafless stem that has one or two grasslike basal leaves. Flowers about 0.8 in (2 cm) wide. Height: 8-28 in (20-70 cm).
In grassy areas, among sagebrush, or in pine forests.
Southern British Columbia south on the east side of the Cascade Mountains to southeastern Oregon; eastward to western Montana, western Wyoming, and northern Utah.
The ruffled, petal-like segments make this flower unusual.